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Laurie Hessel, LCSW, MSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 18-21, 22-26, 27-40, 41-64, 65+

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Laurie Hessel, LCSW, MSW

Laurie’s approach to helping is the same as her approach to life…first, offer care and understanding. Through listening, acceptance, positive regard, kindness and common sense as well as a toolbox full of skills Laurie makes counseling a safe, positive experience. Here, you’ll learn to grow and change in the directions you’ve always wanted to: Laurie helps you decide what you want to get out of counseling, and then helps you meet those life-affirming goals. Laurie was born and raised in the Chicago area and received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Colorado State University. A few years after that she received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois. Since that time, Laurie has had 30 years of experience working with many types of people in several settings. She spent a significant amount of time working in employee assistance programs and has interest in helping people with career issues just as job development, emotional intelligence at work, planning for retirement and increasing your job satisfaction. Laurie also enjoys working with people dealing with mental health issues of all varieties, life changes, or just wanting to get more from their lives.

Treatment Areas

  • Abuse
  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Body Image Issues
  • Chronic Pain/Illness/Severe Health
  • Diet/Nutrition
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating/Weight Concerns
  • Family Counseling
  • Geriatric Care
  • Grief Counseling
  • LGBTQ+ issues

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Apostrophe
  • BCBS
  • Beacon
  • Beacon/NEHP
  • Bright Health
  • CCHA
  • Cigna
  • CO-Access/CHP
  • Cofinity
  • Friday Health Plans
  • Humana
  • Humana Medi-CARE Advtg
  • Kaiser
  • Keenan/Aetna On-Trak
  • Medi-CARE
  • Mines & Assoc. PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • RMHP
  • Triwest
  • UBH
  • UC Health
  • UMR


  • English


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