Lauren Purlee, LCSW, CA


I am a licensed clinical social worker, as well as a certified drug and alcohol counselor. I received my Master of Social Work from University of Illinois Chicago. My therapeutic practice utilizes the modalities of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Using these techniques, I strive to create a supportive and safe place for people to discuss and examine their inner-most thoughts and feelings. My experience is working with those who suffer from anxiety, depression, substance and/or process addiction, grief & loss, trauma, mood disorders and family struggles. 


My personal style is open, honest, and non-judgmental. I know that therapy can be hard and quite scary. It is my hope that together we can work to navigate the challenges that come up to find conclusions about any discord you experience and work towards living a life in line with your values and goals. Lets start the journey towards peace and balance together.  

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, cooking new and old recipes, reading, and trying new restaurants!