Laura  Curry

Laura Curry

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in North Shore practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy & postpartum mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Family issues
  • Relationships
  • Work stress

Professional statement

Laura Curry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Owner/Founder of Curry Counseling in Skokie, IL. Laura specializes in treating anxiety, depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, work stress, relationships, family issues, and life transitions. While she sees many children and families, she also enjoys working with adults and young adults, including college students.

Laura takes an eclectic treatment approach, utilizing a number of different treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, mindfulness practices, Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Supportive Therapy. She helps her clients better understand their symptoms and themselves while also giving them healthy coping strategies and tools they can utilize between sessions.

Laura loves watching her clients grow and is passionate about the work she does. She obtained a Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training in addition to completing Child-Parent Psychotherapy training. She has worked in a variety of settings for over 15 years. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

I know it can be difficult to ask for help. I consider it a privilege to be allowed into your life to help. I share my positive energy with my clients to instill hope and encouragement that change and progress is possible.


Specialties

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

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

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $140
  • Initial session: $160 (55-75min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

North Shore practice

10024 Skokie Boulevard

Suite 211

Skokie, IL 60077

Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Tue 1:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-12:30pm; 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 1:30pm-8:30pm
  • Fri 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9:00am-4:30pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2010 - Present

NorthShore University HealthSystem, Social Worker in the Child and Adolescent Bridges Program, 2011 - 2013

Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital, Social Worker in the Partial Hospitalization Program, 2011

Jewish Child and Family Services, Individual and Family Therapist, 2006 - 2011

Institute for Clinical Social Work, PhD in Social Work, In progress

Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW, 2004

University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA in Legal Studies and Sociology, 2002


Languages

  • English

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