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Locations served: in-person in Bolingbrook, IL, and virtual counseling across IL.

Lauren E. Brdecka, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

A collaborative relationship between a therapist and client can transform even the most difficult and complex circumstances. Whether you're struggling with a clear identifiable concern or a recurring sense that something is missing, we can get to the root of the problem. My approach combines strong basic counseling skills accompanied by somatic, neuroscientific, trauma-informed, and humanistic elements guiding you based on your one-of-a-kind needs. Most people find me to be warm and easy to talk to, knowledgeable, receptive, and supportive.

Areas of Expertise:

Lauren works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Specifically, she specializes in working with:

  • Addiction
  • Developmental Trauma
  • LGBTQIA+ concerns
  • PTSD
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Twin Issues


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • NeuroAffective Touch Practitioner (NAT)


  • Bachelor of Science in Human and Family Development, Arizona State University
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University

Therapy Approaches:

  • Psychodynamic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Humanistic
  • Neuroscience-Informed
  • Somatic
  • Play Therapy


  • Addiction
  • Child Therapy
  • Family conflict
  • LGBTQIA+ issues; HRT and gender confirmation
  • Life transitions
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Teen challenges
  • Trauma, abuse, & neglect


  • Individual therapy
  • Somatic therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy


  • Camping
  • Writing
  • Video gaming
  • Yoga