Working with individuals to help change their behaviors, which then, in turn, helps them to change their thought process and perspective in life.
Laura Jaramillo is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She has been working in the field of counseling since graduating from Purdue University with a degree in psychology in 2006. She obtained her master’s degree from National Louis University in community counseling. She has found a passion for working with individuals to help change their behaviors, which then, in turn, helps them to change their thought process and perspective in life.
Laura also has specialized training in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing which is a therapy to help decrease stressful and traumatic memories along with reformulate the negative beliefs in your mind.
*Laura is taking new clients with limited availability
Meet Your Therapist
Todd Fink, CADC
Todd is an artist, speaker, host of the Kind Mind podcast, co-founder of The Giving Tree Band and a mental health clinician with 25 years of experience. His 2020 TEDx Talk is called "Beauty is in the Brain of the Beholder" and his songs, videos, writings and lectures inspire many around the world. He holds certifications in addiction counseling and mindfulness teaching and received his psychology degree from Georgetown University. From years of concert touring and living on the road to immersing in the study of western philosophy in Ireland to months-long training in Eastern mysticism with monks and masters of meditation in India, Todd unravels wisdom from art, science and spirituality to guide us back to the joy of aliveness and our common humanity.
Todd is currently offering sessions via telehealth.
Mitchell Kruckenberg, LPC ( awaiting)
Mitch Kruckenberg is a therapist who works primarily with adolescents and young adults. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and completed his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University in Lincoln Park. Mitch has a wide range of experience within the mental health field working in an ABA clinic, inpatient behavioral health hospital, and adolescent group home, all of which have prepared him to meet clients where they are at and assist them in working towards their individualized goals.
Mitch specializes in working with individuals experiencing ADHD, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, anger, and life transitions. He tailors treatment to best fit each client through the use of Client-Centered Therapy. Mitch strives to provide a supportive therapeutic environment characterized by safety and authenticity to allow a client the space for them to also be their authentic self and to foster growth and healing. Mitch is currently offering individual therapy online.
Eating disorders cause many people to become obsessed with the food they are eating, how much they are eating, and how it is affecting their body. Getting help in the therapeutic setting is beneficial, as it is not only physical, but psychological as well. Learning new methods of mindfulness and self-love is one of the best ways to treat eating disorders effectively and efficiently.
Unmanageability and Anxiety of Food related to self-image
Struggling with issues behind food and body dysmorphia can be a vicious cycle. Practicing mindfulness activities can increase self-love and acceptance of these insecurities so that they do not stop you from living your life to the fullest.
Food and Body
Although anxiety is very common among most people, it should not stop people from living the life they want to be living. The world around can be an overwhelming thing, but there are ways to decrease anxiety so that it is not stopping you from being you. Using mindfulness techniques in the therapeutic process helps to increase self-awareness allow you to live in the moment, rather than the past and the future.
Personality disorders are unpredictable behaviors or ways of thinking that result in not being able to function efficiently in everyday life. Gaining support and compassion in a therapeutic manner can help people to break long-term patterns of thinking.
Although many people cope with anxiety and being overwhelmed in various ways, few are as dangerous as self-injurious behaviors. The best way to overcome self-injurious behaviors is to gain therapeutic help and to learn ways to cope with emotions and life situations in a healthier way.
Transitioning from adolescence to adulthood may bring about multiple anxiety related issues. During big transitions in life, it may be helpful to have support in a therapeutic setting. Being able to have a greater sense of self through mindfulness activities and meditation is one of the best methods to decrease anxiety about what the future may hold.
Becoming a mother comes with a whole new territory of skills, emotions, and physical changes. There can also be traumatic experiences that come with pregnancy and birth, even loss. Working with a seasoned doula through Somatic Experiencing and/or Shamanic Energy Medicine can help to relieve many of the traumatic symptoms that may be lingering.
Maternal Mental Health
This form of perpetration includes but is not limited to the trauma experienced from: narcissistic parents or partners, bullying from societal organizations and religions, oppression or marginalization from colonialism. Individuals of this form of violence often experience internalized shame, guilt, blame, isolation, fear. Working with a somatic experiencing or shamanic energy medicine not only sheds light our deepest wounds, but offers safety to release emotions that have continued to impact their bodies today.
Oftentimes untreated experiences lead individuals to a diminished sense of self worth, feeling isolated, anxious, depressed, and prone to symptoms of PTSD. Working with a somatic practitioner offers the space to resolve and release through breathing and biological responses in order to experience a sense of safety without the fear of past trauma.
Professionally, Laura has a great deal of experience working in many different clinical settings. She has provided ABA therapy with children on the autism spectrum within their homes, worked with teenagers struggling with addictions and legal issues, and has six years experience working at an inpatient unit, outpatient clinic, and residential eating disorder facility; thus, giving her a wide range of experience with different populations and diagnoses.
"Laura has helped me process through some very difficult times and helped me work through some very tough feelings. Laura is an inspiration, her wisdom, her immense heart, and her gracious presence have been life-altering for me."
Borderline Personality Disorder
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Exposure and Response Therapy
Client Centered Therapy