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Hello! My name is Lauren and I want to help you discover your true potential. I have extensive experience in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient behavioral health, partial hospitalization programs, and private practice. I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Family Studies and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Couple and Family Therapy. I currently hold an active and unrestricted license as a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am deeply passionate about fostering change through solution-based interventions and can aid in emotional regulation and development of coping skills. My treatment approach is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. My treatment specialties involve crisis management, family conflict, anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, and relationship issues. Together, we can make progress and achieve your goals to help you live your fullest life.




Hello! My name is Rebecca and I am here to help you navigate life while becoming the best version of yourself. I have a Masters Degree in Social work and am currently a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in different settings including residential treatment and outpatient behavioral therapy. My goal is to work with you in a safe and judgement free environment while meeting you wherever you are in life. I am excited to help you foster effective coping strategies and achieve your personal goals throughout our work together. In my free time I love to hike, read, and spend time with my two dogs, RJ and Blue. I am currently trying to visit all the National Parks in the US and have been to seven so far! 





Hi There! My name is Katie Schrems and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  I have extensive experience working with youth and families from all backgrounds. I have worked in a variety of settings, including residential treatment for adolescents, a community mental health setting as a therapist for youth in foster care, as well as the general population and also in a substance abuse treatment facility with teens and adults. I have a Bachelors Degree from Central Michigan University in Clinical Psychology and Family Studies and a Master Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I consider myself a generalist practitioner but have focused on youth, adolescent and family therapy. I have primarily worked with early childhood complex trauma as well as areas such as anxiety, depression and self-esteem, which can manifest in adult life as well. I absolutely love working with others to help them achieve their goals and believe everyone’s path to healing is unique and important. My treatment approaches vary from a psychodynamic approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and always encompass a strengths-based approach. I am very excited to join such a wonderful practice and help serve our community together.





Hello! My name is Angela and I am here to support you as you navigate life in a safe, nurturing environment. My goal is to help you discover and achieve your personal goals through evidenced-based approaches by way of the development of effective coping strategies and other self-regulating tools.  I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in different settings, including residential treatment, inpatient behavioral health, outpatient behavioral health, juvenile justice, and within the school system in the form of individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and hold licensure as a clinical social worker. My treatment specialities include crisis management, conflict resolution, anxiety, depression, trauma, and family and other relational conflict. Working together, we can maximize your potential to become a better version of you.



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Since 2000, I have been working with adolescents, couples and families. I have extensive experience working with people navigating challenging relationships in their personal life, as well as in the workplace setting. My focus in counseling extends to issues related to anxiety and depression, adjustment difficulties, couples’ distress, and stage-of-life transitions. In my free time I enjoy coaching sports, lifting weights, hiking, paddle boarding, and spending time with my family. I started True North so more people in need could gain access to good therapists.  This is such an important time in life to get the right kind of care.  I am so glad you made it to us!





After studying Business Management at DePaul University and working for nonprofit organizations, my career has taken me along the healthcare administration path, where I’ve gained experience ranging from private practice to large hospital settings. I’m currently working towards becoming a Certified Resume Writer and have been successfully helping individuals with their job search for more than 10 years. I am also fluent in Malayalam and Spanish. Serving in community outreach and serving others are my passions. I look forward to connecting the therapists of True North with the schools, hospitals and clients who need them. I am thrilled to be a part of the True North Palatine team!

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