Laura Brenke, MA, LCPC

Laura Brenke, MA, LCPC

Professions: Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC - 180008142
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 29381
Office 1
3100 W Higgins Rd
Suite 190
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169 - United States
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I feel that therapy should be focused around helping each individual client meeting their own personal best. I combine multiple different therapy modalities to meet the individual needs of each client. I also feel that there is a strong mind-body connection that must be nurtured as part of therapy.

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What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

My favorite part about what I do is watching people display pride in themselves over their personal growth. My role is not to offer advice, but to offer guidance to help you reach your personal best. The beauty in that is that once people achieve their desired goal, they can take 100% of the credit for all the hard work involved to get to that goal.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Me too! I have certainly encountered my share of poor clinicians in both my personal and professional life. Due to this, I always encourage my clients to be open and honest with me as to how they are feeling about therapy. Sometimes another therapist may be a better fit, and that is OK! Also, I think the "little things" are important - do you like the brand of Kleenex? Is the temperature in the room OK? Are the chairs/couches comfortable? Are you annoyed or pleased at the selection of magazines in the waiting room? Do I wear a perfume that bothers your nose? These are the things that can make or break therapy and I encourage my clients to inform me of concerns. I am not (and never will be) above making my own positive changes - who knows, maybe if you hate the Kleenex so does everyone else! I am always willing to be accommodating to the best of my ability, it is a very important part of the client - therapist relationship.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

As human beings we are not born with coping skills, and most of us have encountered events along the way that have caused us to develop poor coping skills to deal with the pain caused by that event. I feel that everyone could benefit from therapy. I know the personal growth I have experienced through my own therapy throughout my life and my hope for my clients is that they experience continued personal growth through therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women's issues, post partum depression, weight loss issues

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychology
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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