Lauren Gestes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Lauren Gestes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Center for Behavioral Medicine
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 374-6833
Offers online therapy

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About

Hello my name is Lauren, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe in a holistic and trauma-informed approach to therapy, and I strive to build a collaborative helping relationship with all clients. I have had the opportunity to work with clients as they navigate a variety of challenges, including: depression, anxiety, acute and post traumatic stress, grief and loss, anger management, life transitions, relationship issues, and LGBTQ+ issues.
I have experience working with adults, teens, and children affected by intimate partner violence and have worked within nonprofit organizations as well as the education system. If the client is comfortable, I also incorporate mindfulness, writing, art, music, and movement as tools in the therapeutic process.
I believe anyone with an open mind can create positive change in their life, and I would be honored to support you on your journey to healing.

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Sliding scale fee available.
Email me or call (312) 374-6833 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • License: Illinois / 149.022623
  • School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 2018

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD

Location

Center for Behavioral Medicine
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 374-6833
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Domestic Violence
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 20 Jun 2022
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Lauren Gestes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW