Ilyssa  Lasky
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Ilyssa Lasky


Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Illinois Accepting Online
North Shore Not Accepting In-person
Updated March 7, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Pregnancy & postpartum mental health
  • Parenting
  • Depression
  • Artists' mental health

Professional statement

Ilyssa Lasky is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Winnetka, IL who sees children ages ten and up, teenagers, adults across the lifespan, and families. She specializes in women’s issues, anxiety, artists, parents and perinatal mental health. She has extensive experience working with female adults and families dealing with traumatic adjustments.

Ilyssa takes a supportive, holistic, and client-centered approach while also implementing Internal Family Systems when appropriate. Additionally, when working with adults and children, she will incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. She takes the time to get to know her clients before developing an individualized treatment plan that takes into account their needs and goals.

Before starting her private practice, Ilyssa worked at a pediatric neuropsychology clinic for six years where she would support kids and families by conducting play therapy sessions with the children, including those with Autism, ADHD, anxiety, and/or a learning disability. She also has done training with the Postpartum Support International, and IFS Institute. She received her MS in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences. Her office is virtual.

Message to clients

Give yourself permission to take time for your self. Our lives can be on over drive and it can be helpful to reflect and breathe. My approach to therapy is to create a safe space where you can explore and heal the difficult and painful issues that are showing up in your life. Together we will move beyond problem-solving into releasing the mistaken beliefs and core unresolved issues behind your symptoms.

My body-centered and mindfulness approach allows me to work directly with your nervous system to address symptoms like anxiety, racing thoughts, and irrational fears as well as feeling stuck, depressed and unavailable or unresponsive to life and relationships. We work together to clear that path so that you're most authentic, creative, and passionate self can emerge and shine through. I am excited to meet you and help you explore, process and energize yourself during every step of this journey.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


North Shore practice
723 Elm Street, Winnetka, Illinois 60093
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-7:30pm
  • Tue 8:30am-7:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-7:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-7:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-7:30pm
  • Tue 8:30am-7:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-7:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-7:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Vista West Hospital, 2012 - 2013

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, MS in Clinical Psychology, 2013
Depaul University, BA, 2011


Illinois: 180010504



Client testimonials

"Ilyssa was very personable and gave options for treatment."
- Zencare client • November 2020