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 email@example.com.
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 (4-13 years), Autism, Parenting, Couples, Men, Adults (35 + years) , Lyme Disease, Auto-Immune 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!
Dana Spehlmann, MS, RN, LPC
Women’s Health and Wellness Consultant, Pre and Postpartum Transition, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, Parenting, Motherhood
Dana (pronounced Donna) brings 25+ years experience as a Registered Nurse specializing in Women’s Services. She is on staff at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and works as a Perinatal Educator and Per Diem Maternity Nurse. Dana also facilitates the New Mothers Support Group at the Hospital. Dana is a Certified Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor, Health and Wellness Coach and a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Dana is passionate about empowering women. The role of mother has a unique interest to her because of her experiences of raising six children. She is familiar with the challenges and rewards of parenting. Dana recognizes the difficulty of integrating and maintaining one’s personal goals for health and wellness while accommodating the needs of others. The transition into parenthood is a powerful time in a women’s life which often requires extra support and encouragement. Dana was published in Family Time magazine for her article, “Postpartum Depression is More Than Just the Blues”. Dana is a devoted clinician who is enthusiastic about helping women transition in all stages of life.
Gretchen Selzer, MEd, LPC
Children (4-12), Adolescents (13-19), Families, Parents, Adults (20-30s), Engaged couples
Gretchen brings counseling experience in both a grade school (K-8) as well as a high school. In addition, she is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and has also worked in the education department in the Madison Children’s Museum.
She understands and really “gets” the challenges that children and young adults face today and loves helping them thrive. Gretchen is a collaborative clinician who has experience working with various stakeholders including school social workers, school counselors, parents, teachers and children.
She is warm, understanding and earns trust quickly. Gretchen is passionate about helping clients uncover areas of focus, put a plan in place to get back on track and work with the support of parents, teachers, social workers and more.
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 top-notch skills, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (847) 919-9096 ext. 1
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