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LCSW Lauren Oestmann

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Lauren Oestmann is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 13
State: IL

Welcome! First I would like to commend you on reaching out for help, as I know this can be the most challenging part. It takes a lot of courage to share your story and struggles.

My name is Lauren and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have over 13 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. I have worked with families, children and teens, residential substance abuse, private practice, adoption preservation and corrections.

My style can be described as client centered, strength based and solution focused. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness and solution - focused therapy.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out by message through Better Help. I look forward to working with you soon.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Reviews for Lauren Oestmann

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23 Reviews
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Lauren has been nothing short of helpful whenever I need her. My life has drastically changed since we’ve started talking and my only regret about it is not talking to her sooner.

Feb 14, 2023


Good listener, very kind. Responsive to messages.

Feb 02, 2023


Lauren listens first, offers advice, and follows up. She is great.

Jan 04, 2023


She’s amazing as well as very patient & helpful. Very thankful for her time.

Dec 13, 2022


Amazing therapist!

Nov 21, 2022


Lauren is absolutely amazing. I was unsure about starting therapy as a male but after my first session with Lauren I was so happy I did. She listens, is attentive, provides great feedback, and has provided me with tools to help with my anxiety. She deserves a raise.

Nov 03, 2022


Lauren is the absolute best. She always listens to my concerns and is always the sweetest and nicest person to me. I always feel amazing after I’m done talking to her. I would recommend her to everyone!

Sep 23, 2022


I have appreciated her thoughtfulness during this process. She listens to my concerns and helps me problem solve . Her therapeutic approach was much needed for me. I highly recommend her!

Sep 20, 2022


Such a great therapist.

Y.O.·Jul 10, 2022


She is honestly very good at her job. I don’t know what else to say without making it sound disingenuous

E.R.·May 31, 2022


Lauren is great!

C.H.·May 27, 2022


Lauren really takes the time to understand how you feel, and makes you feel better after each session.

E.V.·May 16, 2022


Lauren is a great therapist! Her way of going about therapy really suites my needs and it’s been helping me through difficult times! It’s like texting a diary friend!

S.A.·Apr 04, 2022


Lauren so far is great, I’m comfortable with her which takes a lot for me to get that way. She also works around my schedule to make sure I get my session in. I look forward to my progress with her.

T.I.·Feb 10, 2022


Have been seeing Lauren for around 6 months and she is has been wonderful and truly has been a breath of fresh air. This was my first time ever seeking counselling and was very hesitant and nervous, but that quickly faded away the more I spoke with Lauren. She is incredible with what she does, is an amazing listener, and her techniques work in a way that naturally lets you bring topics out without feeling uncomfortable. I feel like I could tell her anything. She is highly skilled in what she does and truly can’t imagine seeing anybody else. Hope to continue counselling with her as she has already been such a huge help. I highly recommend Lauren to anybody out there who needs help.

A.L.·Jan 30, 2022


Lauren has made my experience with therapy a very positive and enjoyable one. That is not something I thought I would ever say about therapy, but here I am saying it. Lauren is an amazing listener and guide during our sessions and even when I don't have the words to express something or answer a question, she still seems to understand what I try to or want to say, which is a testament of her qualification as a therapist. I would be quick to recommend her to someone struggling mentally. She will not disappoint and help you find your way to where you want to be.

C.A.·Jan 26, 2022


Lauren the REAL MVP!!!

M.I.·Jan 22, 2022


Lauren is exactly what I have been looking for in a therapist - someone who is available, listens to my struggles, asks thoughtful questions, and challenges me to better understand why I am feeling a certain way. I didn't have great luck with the two previous therapists I was assigned when I first signed up for Betterhelp but Lauren has been excellent thus far.

M.A.·Jan 19, 2022


She’s so understanding and often responds fast. She listens and helps guide you toward a better life!

Y.O.·Nov 04, 2021


Lauren has been an exceptional support during an incredibly challenging period over the last few weeks. She was curious to understand my circumstances fully, and then supportive by providing thoughtful responses and perspective to help guide my feelings and thoughts. She was also honest, direct and challenged me appropriately and professionally. I absolutely welcome the opportunity to work with her again when the time is right for me to re-engage.

P.H.·Oct 28, 2021


Lauren is an exception listener, she is attentive, and patient. She provides a great balance between being in the moment and providing perspective, while also offering materials and practical tools for dealing with your mental health practice. Working with her is also so uncomplicated. She is there for every meeting, responsive on chat and generally conveys a sense of professionalism alongside her easy going personality that puts you at ease during your sessions. Lauren is an exceptional help and comes highly recommended- thank you!

N.A.·Oct 21, 2021


I’ve only had one session and can already tell she is very good in her field. She doesn’t seem like just another counselor.

B.R.·Aug 30, 2021


Lauren is kind, has a human approach and offers support in the least judgemental way I’ve ever experienced. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs someone to talk to without feeling like they’re being overly analyzed. I’m sure she tailors the approach based on client preferences, but she genuinely makes me feel like I’m being seen and heard and not pathologized which can be hard to find in therapy

A.P.·Aug 20, 2021


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