Lauren Raphael, Therapist in Northbrook, Illinois — Zencare
Lauren  Raphael

Lauren Raphael

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois Accepting Online
Lauren Raphael LCSW LLC Accepting In-person
Updated May 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Trust issues
  • Divorce & separation
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Lauren has been a a licensed clinical social worker for over twenty years. She enjoys helping others reach their potential, and I see therapy as a journey. Whether it be short-term or long-term, her ability to build rapport and trust enables clients to work on their issues openly in a collaborative manner. It is important to know that you are the author of your story and it is important to define your goals. Lauren's approach is to encourage self-discovery and to help provide other perspectives and coping strategies to enhance your life. It's about skill-building and managing new situations using new coping mechanisms, not old ones that do not work anymore.

Lauren utilizes CBT, DBT and draws from other social/emotional curriculums. She has also devoted her training to be a wonderful couples therapist. She has helped countless couples work on repairing their marriage and their families. She has also helped mediate parenting issues and agreements, working with couples to part ways in a healthy manner for themselves and their children.

She has a wealth of experience working with adolescents and their families. She was a school social worker for 10 years and is very experienced at counseling children, adolescents and their families. She is here to help those who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD and related issues.


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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Trust issues - Developing an understanding of one’s trust issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; learning effective communication and conflict management skills; growing one’s relationship through bonding activities and open dialogue

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Loyola University Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Medicare
  • Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • University of Illinois Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $140
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $140 (45min)

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
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

I charge 140.00 per session that are not covered due to deductible. I will give you a receipt which you can turn into your insurance for credit towards your deductible.


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 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-7pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat 10am-5pm
  • Sun 10am-5pm

Lauren Raphael LCSW LLC practice
707 Skokie Blvd, 622, Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-7pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat 10am-5pm
  • Sun 10am-5pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 27 years

University Of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Social Work, 1995
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1989


Illinois: 149008215