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Lauren McCrary, LCSW, CADC


Direct (312) 834-4089 | lauren@midwestcounseling.com

Focus: Individual therapy, couples, and group therapy related to substance abuse and addiction, anxiety, mood disorders, identity, and work/life balance.

Biography: Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has experience providing individual, group, couples, and family therapy in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. Lauren has experience providing support to those struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and co-occurring substance use and eating disorders. Lauren approaches therapy as a collaborative process in which she works with clients to help them achieve their goals through active listening, open-ended questions, and empowerment. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness practices, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and humor.

Lauren earned her master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in substance use disorder treatment from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Colby College, where she double-majored in music and psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. She often incorporates music, neuroscience, humor, and art into her therapeutic approaches based on individualized preferences and needs.