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Counselor / Therapist in Mchenry, IL

Lauren Morrison, LPC

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Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Bio
Specialties: Teenage and adult Individual therapy, ages 14 and older including help with addiction, adoption, alcohol abuse, Alzheimer’s disease, anger management, anxiety, bipolar disorder, career counseling, chronic pain, chronic relapse, coping skills, depression, divorce, drug abuse, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, family conflict, gambling, infertility, infidelity, intellectual disability, internet and video game addiction, medication management, obesity, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), peer relationships, pregnancy (prenatal and postpartum), relationship issues, self esteem, self-harming, weight loss, mood and personality disorders, psychosis, and sleep issues

Therapeutic Approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art therapy, motivational interviewing, Client Centered, Existential, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy.

My goal during therapy is to create an understanding and caring environment. I help my clients see the different paths available to them to better understand themselves and get the enjoyment out of life that they deserve. Each client is an individual with their own values, beliefs, and characteristics which I respect. Therapy should not be “cookie cutter”, but should take all areas of the individual into consideration. Whether someone has been struggling with their physical or mental health, job, or relationships we can work together to identify those areas that cause distress and how to approach them.

I received my Masters degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a emphasis in health psychology. I received my Bachelor degree in psychology and art from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. During my internship, I worked in community mental health doing therapy with adults, with a variety of concerns and diagnoses. After graduating with my masters, I worked in assisted living doing recreational therapy. Health has always been important to me. Learning how psychological, behavioral, and cultural aspects of our everyday contribute to physical health and illness are key as these to some degree affect us all.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, baking, crocheting, exercising, and spending time with my family.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Video Therapy
 Adolescents  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adoption  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Body Image Issues  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Children's Counseling  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Chronic Illness  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Location
1689 Curran Rd.
Suite 202
MchenryIL 60050
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