Lauren Ramski, LCSW, CADC

Behavioral & Mental Health, Counseling

Practices In: Romeoville
Patients Seen: Adolescents and Adults

As Stephen Levine, whose acco­lades includ­ed teacher of guid­ed med­i­ta­tion and heal­ing tech­niques, penned, The task of ther­a­py is not to elim­i­nate suf­fer­ing but to give a voice to it, to find a form in which it can be expressed.” Whether it is indi­vid­ual, fam­i­ly, or cou­ples coun­sel­ing, I can help you reach your goals with tai­lored ther­a­py based on your indi­vid­ual needs. My approach to ther­a­py is client-cen­tered, but I also inte­grate a vari­ety of eclec­tic inter­ven­tions to help reach each person’s goals. Some dif­fer­ent styles that I include in the process are Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ioral Ther­a­py, Cog­ni­tive Behav­ioral Ther­a­py, and Moti­va­tion­al Inter­view­ing. I use these to treat dis­or­ders and behav­ioral pat­terns such as sub­stance use, grief/​trauma, and men­tal health focused issues. Com­ing to ther­a­py can be dif­fi­cult. I believe in build­ing a ther­a­peu­tic rela­tion­ship with you based on col­lab­o­ra­tion, trust, and mutu­al respect. My focus is to cre­ate an envi­ron­ment where you feel com­fort­able and safe so you are able to express your­self with­out fear of being judged. My approach is to work on meet­ing you where you are at and using a vari­ety of inter­ven­tions to help you reach your goals and needs. Through your jour­ney, you will acquire knowl­edge, strate­gies, and cop­ing skills that are need­ed to enhance your self-aware­ness and uti­lize self-direc­tion to live a full life.

Behav­ioral & Men­tal Health insur­ance cov­er­age varies by provider.

Pri­or to sched­ul­ing with a Behav­ioral & Men­tal Health (IPD) provider, please con­firm with your insur­ance car­ri­er that this provider is con­sid­ered in-net­­­work and cov­ered by your insur­ance plan.

Clinical Interests

I have expe­ri­ence in work­ing with Sub­stance Use Dis­or­ders, Grief/Trauma,Couples/Family Ther­a­py, Anx­i­ety, Depres­sion, and Co-Occur­ring Dis­or­ders. I have worked in a res­i­den­tial facil­i­ty and out­pa­tient care for Co-Occur­ing disorders.

Personal Interests

I enjoy going and spend­ing time in nature, vis­it­ing muse­ums, and baking.

Saint Xavier University Graduation Date: 2014 Degree: Clinical Psychology and I/O Psychology
Loyola University Graduation Date: 2017 Degree: Masters of Social Work


ADD, ADHD, Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent Issues, Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Abuse, Adult Attachment Disorders, Affect. Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Combat/Civilian PTSD/Trauma, Communication, Couples/Marriage, Death/Terminal Illness, Depression, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Family Issues, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Grief & Loss, HIV/AIDS, Medication Management/Medical Adherence, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Teen Issues, Thought Disorders, Trauma, Treatment Resistance

Treatment Styles

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medication, Mindfulness Based, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)