Lauren Oestmann, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy

Lauren Oestmann

Lauren Oestmann

13 years of experience
Solution oriented

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or like you just can't get everything done? Do you often wonder how everyone else seems to do it but you can't? Like you are letting people down or you are not enough? Do you struggle to find joy in everyday life or find it difficult to shut down the racing thoughts and enjoy the moment? If so, you have come to the right place. My name is Lauren and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have over 13 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. I have worked with families, children and teens, in residential substance abuse, private practice, adoption preservation and correctional settings. I have helped clients conquer anxiety, depression, burn out, mom guilt, process past traumas and find the coping skills necessary to live a balanced life. My style can be described as client centered, strength based and solution focused. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness and solution - focused therapy, in combination with genuine conversation. I take a laid back approach as I believe in meeting my clients where they are and working at a pace that is comfortable for them. I know that reaching out for help can be scary but you shouldn't have to struggle alone.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session, we will focus on what led you to therapy and what you hope to gain from working with me. We will work to set goals and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I know the first session can be intimidating, therefore I strive to make sessions comfortable and work to meet my clients where they are.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My greatest strength as a provider is listening, and making my clients feel comfortable during sessions. I am real and approachable in sessions, but will not hesitate to let you know what I think. I believe that therapy should be a genuine experience focused on the individual needs of each client. I work to ensure that sessions do not feel cold or forced.

About Lauren Oestmann

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My treatment methods

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I have been using CBT for over 13 years when working with clients to face a number of challenging issues.