Lauren Campbell, LCSW
Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Mindful Care. She holds a Master of Social Work from Dominican University.
In her practice, Lauren believes having accessible, convenient, and affordable mental health care is imperative and a basic human right. "For healing to take place, patients need to feel heard and feel comfortable while interacting with their doctors and clinicians. I try to create a warm and welcoming environment for my patients based on mutual respect."
What is the most inspiring part of your career?
I love seeing people grow and heal. You can really see shifts in patients when they are feeling better. It’s amazing to see perspectives change, fears overcome, and an overall increase in joy. Additionally, I love seeing patients support each other in group therapy settings. There’s something really sacred about these spaces.
Why did you choose to specialize/work in mental healthcare?
I always wanted to make the world a better place. Life is full of challenges, and so many feel disconnected and alone. I want to be there to remind patients that there are people who care and that life is worth living. I want to help people find their inner strength and provide tools for them to improve their ability to cope and to rediscover and be their authentic selves.
What are your interests outside of work?
I love animals, especially dogs. I have 4 dogs and spoil them every chance I get. The outdoors is my happy place. I really enjoy going up to the Indiana dunes and spending time on the beach of Lake Michigan. I also enjoy kayaking, biking, yoga, and gardening.
What’s the last book you read?
I enjoy reading about neuroscience and mental health. The last book I finished was Dopamine Nation and I’m currently reading The Highly Sensitive Person. I find the brain and emotions fascinating. I am always looking to expand my understanding and learn new skills to share with my patients.
Chicago, IL 60642