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Therapist in Chicago, Illinois,
Lara Milbauer, LSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Chicago, Illinois, Lara Milbauer, LSW

Lara Milbauer, LSW

Lara received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Lara specializes in working with adolescents, teens, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, OCD, eating disorders, trauma, and addiction. Lara has experience working with a wide demographic in various settings, including residential, outpatient, and individual treatment programs.

Lara uses a client-centered approach to healing, meeting clients where they are at and working in collaboration to create an individualized treatment plan. Lara applies a combination of evidence-based modalities including Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, as well as mindfulness and meditation techniques.

Lara believes in providing psycho-education to help clients better understand themselves and their needs, while guiding them to develop healthy coping skills, regulate emotions, and incorporate their strengths to find balance in their lives.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS Academic Blue Student Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Choice Options
  • BCBS Blue Choice Preferred
  • BCBS Professional Blue
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health
  • Consociate Health
  • CuraLinc EAP
  • Duly (DMG) BCBS HMO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthLink / Unicare
  • HFN Network Solutions/ZELIS
  • Humana
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • MultiPlan-PHCS
  • Optum
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN
  • United
  • United Behavioral Health


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness


  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Women


  • English



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