Location: Lakeview, River North
Specialization: Children, Adolescents, Adults
Laura Perelman, LCSW, Psychotherapist at Wellington Counseling Group.

Laura Perelman, LCSW



Laura works with children, adolescents, and adults who are feeling stuck in the course their life is taking. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family discord, gender dysphoria, trauma, self-destructive/compulsive behavior disorders, relationship issues, grief and loss, and life transitions.

Laura recognizes how challenging it can be to enter therapy and be vulnerable. This is why she works collaboratively with her clients to establish a safe place where they feel understood, supported, and encouraged to make substantive changes. Her goal is to help each person she works with nurture and appreciate their strengths whilst growing in their capacity for insight and acceptance.

Laura earned her Master's in Social Work from New York University and also achieved a Master's in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. Her clinical internships included individual play therapy with children and psychotherapy with adults. She continuously participates in professional training and consultations to advance her education and clinical skills.

In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, going to yoga, attending live theater, cooking, traveling, and spending as much time as possible outside.