Ilyssa Lasky is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Winnetka, IL who sees children ages three and up, teenagers, adults across the lifespan, couples, and families. She specializes in women’s issues, ADHD, anxiety, high-functioning autism, learning disabilities, and perinatal mental health. She has extensive experience working with female adults and families dealing with divorce and trauma.
Ilyssa takes a supportive, holistic, and client-centered approach while also implementing play therapy and social skills training when appropriate. When working with adults and children who are a little older, she will incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. She takes the time to get to know her clients before developing an individualized treatment plan that takes into account their needs and goals.
Before starting her private practice, Ilyssa worked at a pediatric neuropsychology clinic for six years where she would support kids and families by conducting play therapy sessions with the children, including those with Autism, ADHD, anxiety, and/or a learning disability. She also has done training with the Postpartum Support International. She received her MS in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences. Her office is located near the Winnetka Metra stop.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Social skills - Working to improve communication with with family members, in the workplace; conversation skills; peer relations; role playing, e.g., management of stress relating to anxiety or obsessions
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Vista West Hospital, 2012 - 2013
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, MS in Clinical Psychology, 2013
Depaul University, BA, 2011