Lauren Oestmann

Therapist Lauren Oestmann Photo

About Me

Welcome! First I would like to commend you on reaching out for help, as I know this can be the most challenging part. It takes a lot of courage to share your story and struggles.

My name is Lauren and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have over 12 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. I have worked with families, children and teens, residential substance abuse, private practice, adoption preservation and corrections.

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.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out by message through Better Help. I look forward to working with you soon.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #149.014605 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Written by J.O. on Aug 31, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks

Amazing confidante

Written by B.R. on Aug 30, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve only had one session and can already tell she is very good in her field. She doesn’t seem like just another counselor.

Written by A.P. on Aug 20, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lauren is kind, has a human approach and offers support in the least judgemental way I’ve ever experienced. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs someone to talk to without feeling like they’re being overly analyzed. I’m sure she tailors the approach based on client preferences, but she genuinely makes me feel like I’m being seen and heard and not pathologized which can be hard to find in therapy