Lara Hayes, Social Worker (Pre-Licensed) in Illinois

Lara Hayes, MSW

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I received my BSW (2018) and MSW (2019) from the University of South Carolina, where I specialized my studies in trauma-informed care for children, youth, and families, to further enable my ability to facilitate healing spaces through the holistic understanding of a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive lens. I have significant experience working with those navigating trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidality, grief/loss, low self-esteem, and ADHD. I also work with individuals undergoing life changes, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and families, all striving for mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. I do not believe in a “one-size-fits-all,” approach—I am here to work with you to help you find what works best for you. I lead therapy through narrative and strengths-based approaches, paired with CBT (understanding the “why”) and DBT (implementing mindful change).

I have significant experience working with those navigating trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidality, grief/loss, low self-esteem, and ADHD. I also work with individuals undergoing life changes, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and families, all striving for mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. I do not believe in a “one-size-fits-all,” approach.
I am here to work with you to help you find what works best for you. I lead therapy through narrative and strengths-based approaches, paired with CBT (understanding the “why”) and DBT (implementing mindful change). I provide therapy services in the office or through Telehealth, and primarily serve Chicago, Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie, Northbrook, Winnetka.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Lgbtqia+

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Medicare
,
Optum
,
Tricare
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
5
License(s)
License #
state
Social Worker (Pre-Licensed)
Illinois
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of South Carolina at Columbia
Masters
2019