Laura Butts, Therapist in Swansea, Illinois — Zencare
Laura  Butts
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Laura Butts

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois Accepting Online
Swansea Accepting In-person
Updated February 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Laura Butts is a licensed clinical social worker in the St. Louis metro east area (Illinois side). She specializes in perinatal mental health as well as matters of spirituality, meaning and purpose.

Laura is a person-centered therapist that utilizes somatic and mindfulness techniques to assist clients in learning about caring for themselves on a deeper, more empowered level. She combines clinical technique and her understanding of the human psyche and spirit to provide unique, whole-person care.

Laura is certified in Perinatal Mental Healthcare from Postpartum Support International and has over 40 hours of additional training/consultation in Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy from the ACPE. She has experience in a variety of mental healthcare settings, including both inpatient and outpatient.

Laura is currently accepting clients in person at her office in Swansea, IL as well as virtually. She is currently licensed in the state of Illinois.


Message to clients

You are someone who has the ability to self-heal and transcend the experiences that have weighed you down. My job is to walk with you, support and guide as you step into your empowerment. If you are self-motivated and prepared to lean into healthy change, we may work wonderfully together.

My approach to therapy is holistic in the sense that I take into consideration the health of your body, mind, and spirit. Whether you're on a parenting journey or in search of meaning and purpose in life, creating a sense of balance holistically can be life changing. I welcome you to a truly non-judgmental space where all of you, even the parts that perhaps you'd rather hide, are honored and accepted.


Specialties

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

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $85 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (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:

  • Direct 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
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

$150 for Intake

$85 for individual sessions (subsequent)


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
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Swansea practice
520 Fullerton Rd, Swansea, Illinois 62222
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Laura Butts Counseling Services , Owner, Psychotherapist , 2020 - Present
Healthy Strides, LLC, Clinical Director , 2017 - 2019
Rebound Healthcare Systems, Psychotherapist , 2016 - 2018
HSHS Hospital Systems, Clinical Consultant , 2015 - 2016

Postpartum Support International, Certified Perinatal Mental Healthcare Practitioner , 2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Masters of Social Work , 2015
Millikin University, BS Human Services , 2014


Licensure

Illinois: 149020252


Languages

English