Lauren Yuccas
Lauren Yuccas
Personal Statement

Becoming a counselor is one of the greatest joys of my life. It is an incredible honor to walk alongside each and every one of my clients as they let me into their stories. I believe our stories are powerful and shape the way we see ourselves and the world around us. It can take courage to walk into the counseling room and talk about your pain, struggles, and hurt. It is my hope you leave our space feeling known, empowered, and like you are working toward holistic healing and growth. It has been my joy to work with both individuals and couples, equipping them with tools and being an ally with them on their journeys.

I’ve lived in Chicago for almost 10 years and in my free time I love spending time with my husband and our golden retriever, Penny. We love to explore different restaurants and sitting out on a patio in the summertime. I also love catching up with friends at fun new coffee shops and spending time on the lake front whether walking, running, or biking.

Treatment Areas and Competencies

Trauma

Grief Counseling

Betrayal Trauma

Marital Conflict

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Shame

Depression

Approach to Therapy

I see the therapy relationship as one where we are working together as a team. My goal is to create a safe place for you. I want you to leave the space feeling heard and validated while also feeling lovingly challenged in ways that will help lead you to further self-awareness and holistic growth. I exist to help you explore the areas you are there to work on and help you work toward growth and healing. I move at your pace and will check in with you throughout the process to ensure I am understanding you and that your needs are being addressed. We will collaborate on goals and continually make sure we are working toward your goals.

Treatment Modalities and Theoretical Orientations

EFCT (Emotionally Focused Couples-Therapy)

IFS- (Internal Family Systems)

EMDR

Strength Based Approaches

Spiritual Integration

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Moody Theological Seminary
  • BA in Psychology from North Central College
  • BA in Theatre Performance from North Central College
  • EFT Level I Externship
  • Green Cross Academy of Traumatology Compassion Fatigue Educator & Therapist
  • Eye Movement, Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Contact Lauren

Meet

53 W. Jackson, suite 510 Chicago 60604

Call

(312) 625-3239

Email

laureny@pneumachicago.com