Phyllis Laughlin, MA, LCPC, Counseling in Oak Park, Illinois, 60302

Phyllis Laughlin, MA, LCPC

Phyllis Laughlin, MA, LCPC

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Professional Counselor - 180.005008
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 28776
Office 1
6601 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
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Life's journey is full of bumps and bends in the road, and it is not always easy to navigate on your own. As a therapist, I counsel people who are having trouble going it alone by providing a safe place to talk about what's in their way, helping them identify where they want to go, and supporting them as they weigh the options available to get there. Sometimes there are long-standing issues that need to be considered to put today's problems in perspective so I help people explore the past as it affects the present; I enjoy working with people as they grow in confidence about their ability to take control of their lives and come to peaceful terms with the aspects out of their control. In addition to working with individuals, I work with couples who want to improve their relationship.

Email or Call Phyllis Laughlin, MA, LCPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 28776

More Info About My Practice

I am in-network for some insurance companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Aetna. I am an out-of-network provider for others. We can discuss fees if you have no insurance. I have some flexibility in terms of hours on evenings and weekends. More information on the practice is available on our website.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If you're reading this it means that you're at least seriously considering going to therapy, but maybe you just can't take that leap. Remember that going to therapy does not mean there's anything wrong with you -- it doesn't mark you as a "flawed" person. It means that you're curious and brave enough to think about options for your life. It means you care enough about yourself to be willing to spend time devoted to helping yourself. You don't have to make a lifelong commitment. If it's not for you, you can discontinue, or search for another therapist who is a better fit for you. What's the worst that could happen?

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Being a therapist is my second career. I thought about it when I was 25 but it wasn't until I'd endured more life events (many positive, some negative) that I realized I was ready to help others with their own struggles. I appreciate the benefits I've gained from my own therapy and am glad I decided to change the direction my life was taking and pursue a field I love.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Psychodynamic

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