Laura Kacere, MA, LPC, in Oak Park, Illinois, 60301

Laura Kacere, MA, LPC

Laura Kacere, MA, LPC
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Laura Kacere, MA, LPC

Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 178.012498
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 42326
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Office 1
1100 Lake St
Suite 210B
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
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Office 2
3166 N. Lincoln Ave
Suite 207
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

Fees: $130 per 55-60 minute session; Free 15-minute phone consultation to determine whether we're a good fit and answer any questions you may have

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Have you been feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Are you unsure of how to feel comfortable with you who are? Have you been feeling isolated and using potentially self-destructive behaviors to avoid painful experiences? Perhaps you're wanting to feel more connected to others while learning how to maintain healthy boundaries and a sense of safety? Maybe you're wondering how feeling sadness, anxiety, shame, and/or anger can not only feel emotionally painful, but also physically painful?

I can help by collaborating with you in exploring what is important and meaningful to you, while exploring different aspects of your identity. I will encourage and motivate you to make the changes you want to see in your life, while empowering you to see your inner strengths and confidence. I will assist you in establishing healthy boundaries with others and strengthening your current relationships, while increasing your sense of support by encouraging you to connect with your community. I will teach you mindfulness techniques to help you be present and build awareness of your body and your emotions, while building compassion for all aspects of yourself.

Email or Call Laura Kacere, MA, LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 42326

More Info About My Practice

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health from The Adler School of Professional Psychology. As both a psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor, my approach is holistic, integrating traditional talk therapy with movement and breath practices. I utilize a multicultural and social justice approach that draws upon ways in which systemic marginalization and oppression affect individual and community mental health. I have a background in social justice activism, and I believe building stronger connections with our community and working to change unjust systems can play an important role in psychological healing.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

- LGBTQ Community
- Trauma
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Adolescents

My Therapy Focus

I became a therapist because I believe everyone deserves to feel validated and express their gender and sexuality in a way that feels true and authentic to them. I believe building a stronger relationship between body and mind is integral to the process of healing from past traumas, as well as for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression. A lot of my background and training include working with LGBTQ clients and the larger community, providing gender- and sexuality-affirmative care around a range of issues. I provide support to clients at any stage of gender transition, as well as those in polyamorous and other non-traditional relationship formations. I have also worked with adolescents and adults presenting with trauma, anxiety, and depression in a wide range of clinical settings. During therapy sessions, I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental space to work toward building healthy coping strategies and skills to effectively manage the struggles in your life.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBT, Gender Dysphoria, Identity Issues, Trauma Survivors, Substance Abuse

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Yoga Therapy

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