Trauma-Informed Therapist In Chicago, IL - Loren Beard
She/Her/They/Them
Intern

I am open to new clients at this time.

Hi, I’m Loren!

I’m a trauma-informed therapist dedicated to supporting people working towards self-acceptance and personal growth. I believe in the potential of creating fun and intimate therapy sessions in ways that are both comfortable and motivating for clients.

I practice across areas of intergenerational and complex trauma, attachment, depression and anxiety, sexuality and gender identity, and more. Prior to joining Best Therapies, I drew from personal experience to work with queer and low-income youth and adults across a wide range of social service settings. My lived and professional experiences push me towards advancing social justice across various aspects of my work.

My training includes techniques like CBT, narrative therapy, and strengths-based therapy. While working with clients, I incorporate trauma-informed body-based, holistic approaches, as well as outlets for clients’ creative self-expression. I am committed to building collaborative relationships with clients, and I am also always open to adjusting my approach to best support clients’ wants and needs.

Hi, I’m Loren!

I’m a trauma-informed therapist dedicated to supporting people working towards self-acceptance and personal growth. I believe in the potential of creating fun and intimate therapy sessions in ways that are both comfortable and motivating for clients.

I practice across areas of intergenerational and complex trauma, attachment, depression and anxiety, sexuality and gender identity, and more. Prior to joining Best Therapies, I drew from personal experience to work with queer and low-income youth and adults across a wide range of social service settings. My lived and professional experiences push me towards advancing social justice across various aspects of my work.

My training includes techniques like CBT, narrative therapy, and strengths-based therapy. While working with clients, I incorporate trauma-informed body-based, holistic approaches, as well as outlets for clients’ creative self-expression. I am committed to building collaborative relationships with clients, and I am also always open to adjusting my approach to best support clients’ wants and needs.

Clients I Work With

Individuals 14+, Couples, Polycules

Areas of Focus

• Anger Management
• Anxiety
• Depression or other difficulties with mood
• Gender Identity
• Grief
• Harm Reduction
• LGBTQ+
• Neurodiversity
• Religious Trauma
• Sexual or Other Physical Abuse/Assault Perpetrators
• Sexual or Other Physical Abuse/Assault Victims
• Socioeconomic Status
• Substance Use
• Suicidal Ideation
• Trauma/PTSD
• Work-related Stress

Types of Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Mindfulness Therapy
• Narrative Therapy
• Strengths-Based Therapy

Insurance & Payments

I am in-network with BCBS PPO and Aetna PPO/POS/Choice. For out-of-network insurance, I can provide you with superbills to get reimbursed by your insurance company. I can take self-pay and/or sliding scale clients.