- Amanda Lai, MA, LPC, ICDVPLicensed Professional CounselorCertified Domestic Violence Professional
I want to take a second to acknowledge how brave you are for seeking therapy. If you are reading this, I hope you feel encouraged by your decision to receive support and grow as a person. It takes a lot of courage to share your story and experiences to a stranger!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a BSc (Hons) in Psychological Studies in Singapore. I also have an MA in Mental Health Counseling at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in Deerfield, Illinois. Additionally, I am a certified Illinois Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP).
I do both individual and family therapy. I work with children, teens, and adults. As a parent, I am passionate about helping family members connect and thrive in communication and conflict-resolution skills. At the same time, I strongly resonate with the struggles children and adolescents tend to face; hence, I am very passionate about supporting and counseling young individuals as well.
A typical counseling session with me may look like processing past hurts and messages you have learned and transforming them in such a way that brings healing and long-lasting change in the present. That also includes building awareness about yourself, learning your personality type, and coping style. I want to meet you where you are at and plan treatment approaches based on your needs. My priority is the counseling relationship and your well-being.
It is important to me that you learn to see yourself through a positive and healthy lens – as an individual who is capable of achieving much despite the challenges you face. Together, we will work on learning how to be balanced in your doing and being, such as maintaining work-life balance and making time for adequate self-care.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me for a brief phone consultation!
Office location: 1015 W Rise Rd, Suite 200, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Areas of Practice:
- Domestic Violence/Abuse
- Women and Men Issues
- Coping Skills
- Mental Health Disorders
- Life Transitions
- Spiritual Challenges
Language spoken: English
Insurance plans accepted:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO