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Meet Lauren

Lauren Pretnar, Therapist Intern

Lauren Pretnar

Therapist Intern

Lauren draws from relational-cultural, existential, and internal family systems approaches to therapy. She strives to offer a safe, non-judgmental space where collaboration and authenticity can flourish. She believes that emotional growth takes courage and that prioritizing our own healing can be revolutionary, not just for us but also for our families and our communities. Lauren primarily works with adults on issues such as life transitions, intergenerational trauma, career concerns, sexuality, gender identity, and relational conflicts.

Lauren has worked in community mental health for over a decade. She also has an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was active in the Chicago theatre scene for many years. In her free time, Lauren loves reading, running two miles or less, baking, listening to true crime podcasts, spending time with friends, and taking road trips with her kids.

Lauren sees clients on a sliding scale based on income at $30-$50 per session.