Laila Ashkazari-Jones, Therapist in Skokie, Illinois — Zencare
Laila  Ashkazari-Jones
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Laila Ashkazari-Jones

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Illinois, Tennessee Accepting Online
Skokie Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 3, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Burnout

Professional statement

Laila Ashkazari-Jones is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor working at Curry Counseling in Skokie, IL. Laila works with children, adolescents and adults. Many of her clients bring in emotional pain, whether symptoms of depression and anxiety or more complex trauma. Laila is particularly sensitive to clients facing transitional phases of life, like job loss, or breakup, when the delicate balance can seem to tremble, and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can emerge. Together, she supports clients to pull back the layers of present challenges in order to release painful past experiences and re-engage with their careers, their loved ones, and themselves in more meaningful ways.

Laila’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make targeted change. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors, and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of calm, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change. She draws from her training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy in order to expand clients’ internal and external resources for healing, rest, and joy.

Laila’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar. Laila is also bilingual and fluent in Spanish.


Message to clients

Hello, and thank you for taking the first step to self discovery and healing. Please know that your experience with me will be collaborative, you are the expert of your life and I am here to offer an objective response, guidance and insight to how to make your current struggles more manageable. Homework will be key during this process to help facilitate change and keep you accountable. My hope for you is to see symptom relief within the first few weeks, gain new perspective and high courage to continue working through the therapeutic process for ultimate healing.


Specialties

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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (55min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Tue 12pm-8pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 12pm-6pm
  • Sun Closed

Skokie practice
10024 Skokie Blvd, Suite 211, Skokie, Illinois 60077
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 Closed
  • Tue 12pm-8pm
  • Wed 12pm-8pm
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Tennessee)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12pm-8pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 12pm-8pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Northshore University HealthSystem, Crisis Counselor, 2021 - Present
Family and Children Services, Bilingual Mental Health Counselor , 2020 - 2021
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital Inpatient , Mental Health Specialist , 2018 - 2020
Youth Villages , Adolescent Crisis Counselor , 2015 - 2019

Lipscomb University , MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2015


Licensure

Illinois: 780013916

Tennessee: 5361


Languages

English

Spanish