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Therapist in Chicago, Illinois,
Lauryn Payne, MA, LPC, NCC

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Chicago, Illinois, Lauryn Payne, MA, LPC, NCC

Lauryn Payne, MA, LPC, NCC

Lauryn Payne, LPC, NCC, offers a safe, non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings. She treats adolescents and adults struggling with family conflict, mood disorders, schizophrenia, women’s issues, and is especially skilled at helping with:

Racial Identity and Justice: Lauryn removes barriers for minority clients to address cultural identity and trauma. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Lauryn is committed to providing resources and bridging any gaps in minority mental health care.

Trauma: Coping with the distress trauma brings is difficult, but healing is possible. Lauryn helps clients confront their traumatic experience head-on, cope with the effects, and begin moving forward in life.

Anxiety and Depression: Lauryn helps clients recognize when they’re having negative or anxious thoughts and provides tools to calm the mind. Her goal is to improve how clients think, feel, interact with people, and handle daily life.

In therapy, Lauryn takes an eclectic approach using a psychodynamic foundation. She treats each client as a whole and pulls from different modalities to create a custom treatment plan.

Lauryn earned a graduate degree in counseling from Northwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys taking advantage of everything the city has to offer and spending time with family and friends.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna/Aetna HMO/Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS AcademicBlue Student Health Plan
  • BCBSPPO/BlueChoiceOpt/ProfBlue/BlueChoicePreferred
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health/Cigna Connect
  • Consociate Health
  • DMG
  • Duly (DuPage Medical Group) BCBS HMO
  • Health Alliance Commercial/ StateIL
  • HealthLink / Unicare
  • HealthLink/Unicare/Concerta/Wellpoint
  • HFN/ZELIS/Stratose/Plan Care/CoalitionAmerica
  • HUMANA / Choice Care
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • MultiPlan-PHCS
  • Northwestern BCBS HMO
  • Optum (United/UBH/Oxford/UHC)
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Golden Rule
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness


  • English



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