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