Ilyssa  Lasky

Ilyssa Lasky

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in North Shore practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Pregnancy & postpartum mental health
  • Social skills
  • Parenting
  • Divorce & separation
  • Depression

Professional statement

Ilyssa Lasky is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Winnetka, IL who sees children ages three and up, teenagers, adults across the lifespan, couples, and families. She specializes in women’s issues, ADHD, anxiety, high-functioning autism, learning disabilities, and perinatal mental health. She has extensive experience working with female adults and families dealing with divorce and trauma.

Ilyssa takes a supportive, holistic, and client-centered approach while also implementing play therapy and social skills training when appropriate. When working with adults and children who are a little older, 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. She received her MS in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences. Her office is located near the Winnetka Metra stop.

Message to clients

Give yourself permission to take time for your self and talk to someone about everything that is going on. Our lives can be on over drive and it’s best to reflect and breathe. I am here to create a safe space for you to do that; no judgement. My approach is integrative- so you know it’s not one size fits all. We will work together to address areas of stress and strain in your life. 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

Social skills - Working to improve communication with with family members, in the workplace; conversation skills; peer relations; role playing, e.g., management of stress relating to anxiety or obsessions

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

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $140 - $175
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

Ilyssa can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

North Shore practice

723 Elm Street

Winnetka, IL 60093


  • 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

Work and Education

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