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Lauren Valdez, LLMSW

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Lauren Valdez, LLMSW


Lauren is a clinical intern who sees clients at our Chicago Lakeview office, as well as via telehealth.

Hi, my name is Lauren! It’s so nice to meet you. ☺️ I am a Master’s level Social Worker where I see clients in the Lakeview office. As a therapist, I value creating a safe and comfortable space to learn about individuals and their authentic experiences, no matter how big or small. Outside of the office, I enjoy moving my body through yoga, pilates, and various sports! I love spending quality time with others, being in nature and making new connections along my personal journey.

In efforts to help you live a life that is most fulfilling to you, I believe that understanding who you are at your core, connecting to emotions, and navigating both dreams and fears is something you don’t have to do alone. Through mindfulness practices, CBT interventions and other holistic approaches my aim is to help you discover strength, build esteem and identify the tools within yourself to thrive.

Clinically, I am experienced in working with individuals who are navigating challenges with anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, relationships, PTSD and other trauma related concerns. I am passionate about supporting people as they navigate life transitions, personal growth and development, career, and creativity. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. My style as a therapist reflects my down-to-earth personality and empathetic nature while I take on a non-judgemental attitude to ensure that individuals feel valued, respected, and listened to. I wholeheartedly believe that the greatest gift of my position is having a front row seat to your growth and transformation.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

License / Credentials
The University of Michigan
Cultural Identity
Age of focus
Ages 5+
Clinical Intern, Clinical Therapist- Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, Master's Level Intern Sliding Scale
Post-Graduate Trainings/Certifications
States Licensed In
Post-graduate intern
Anxiety, Athletes, Bipolar, Body Image, Borderline Personality Disorder, Burnout, Career Exploration, Depression, Eating Disorders, LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy, Life Transitions, Obsessive Complusive Disorder (OCD), Occupational Stress, Relationship Concerns, Relationships, Self-Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Transitions, Trauma, Work-Life Balance

Schedule a time to chat with someone from our Client Care Coordinator Team to get set-up with either a free 15-minute phone consultation or an initial evaluation.