Welcome! To best serve you, we offer a variety of clinicians, with different expertise, backgrounds and schedules. Come, meet the team! We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. To schedule your first session, call (847) 919-9096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owner, Clinical Director
Lauren is a TEDx speaker, published writer and licensed clinical professional counselor. She founded Inspire as part of her mission to help people live their best life.
In addition to counseling, Lauren is a public speaker, energizing groups, businesses and teams using clinical tools, neuroscience, research and fun. She also hosts seasonal workshops at her office (open to anyone!).
Lauren is known for her energy, enthusiasm and goal-orientation. Her warmth and humor has her clients comfortable and motivated to improve their lives. You can follow her on Instagram for daily inspiration!
Becky Freeman-Murray, MA LCPC
Children (4-12 years), Autism, Parenting, Couples, Men, Adults (35 + years) , Lyme Disease, Health issues
Becky is a seasoned therapist with 20+ years of clinical experience. She is a child life specialist with extensive experience supporting children with autism (ASD) as well as their parents and families. Becky also is a Lyme-literate counselor. As a personal survivor of Lyme disease, Becky helps clients with many health issues including MS, infertility, auto-immune disorders and other health concerns.
Becky brings inpatient and outpatient experience from Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital as well as Clearbrook. She was a Child Life Specialist at Miami Children’s Hospital supporting families, individuals and children. She is trained in safety care, and is actually a certified safety care trainer herself. She has worked extensively with school staff as well and is able to support IEP advocacy.
Becky knows the value of supporting the entire family system, particularly parents and couples. She supports women and men individually as well as couples, parents and families. Becky is warm, kind and gives clear steps for her clients to improve.
From her own marriage and motherhood (of now adult children), she understands many of her client’s challenges showing a compassionate and warm approach. She believes in facing our struggles and learning to live our most creative, fulfilling and passionate life possible. Becky genuinely believes in new possibilities for all her clients!
Laura Ipjian, MA, LPC
Adolescents (13-19 years), Families, Adults (20s-30s)
Laura brings clinical experience from the Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Northwest Community Hospital as well as Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health. She also supports local schools with mental health awareness and workshops (ages 5-15), including St. Cathrine Laboure School.
Laura specializes in counseling for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, academic issues, addictions, ADHD, autism, self-esteem, self-injury, trauma, mood disorders, anger management, operation defiant disorder (ODD), coping skills, grief and loss, life transitions, career counseling, peer issues, boys and girls issues.
With her diverse experience, Laura brings genuine empathy and an ability to tailor treatment plans designed for each specific client’s needs and goals. She is warm, relatable and loves seeing her clients improve their lives.
Amy Gregorio, MHP (Northwestern University)
Adolescents (Tweens & Teens), 20-30s, Parents, Women, Adults (30+)
As part of Northwestern University’s nationally-renowned Master of Arts in Counseling Program, Amy brings warmth and experience to clients of all ages.
Amy is an emmy-nominated television journalist, wife, mom of three kids and longtime supporter for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms. With a heart for helping others, Amy is now focusing her passion in counseling and psychotherapy.
As part of a seasoned internship program, and Inspire’s heart for the community, Amy is able to see clients at a discounted rate (for anyone who doesn’t have Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance) and is still accepting new clients.
Couples, Pre-Marital, Adolescents (12-19), Adults (20s-40s), Lyme Disease, Infertility, Health Issues
Katie specializes in counseling for anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and relationship obstacles.
She has years of experience helping couples thrive. From pre-marital counseling, to couples who have lost their spark or are considering divorce. Katie sees the positive impact that happens when couples invest in their relationship.
Katie is also a Lyme disease survivor (read her story here!), and loves helping clients struggling with health issues, including auto immune, health, body issues and infertility. She is able to understand the pain and the frustration of health challenges and knows the importance of support and listening to yourself and your body.
Katie is warm, kind and empathetic with her clients. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago where she earned her masters degree in social work with an emphasis in clinical mental health.
We like to call Jackie our cruise director! She is here to make your life easier. If you are ready to get started, give her a call. She’ll help you chose the right therapist, verify your insurance, email you a map and a “New Client Packet,” and answer any questions you have.
She is warm, caring and best of all — her job is to make your experience as easy and enjoyable as possible!
Reach her directly at email@example.com (847) 919-9096 ext. 1
To inquire more, or schedule a session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 919-9096.