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Connected Roots is a unique and holistic therapy practice built upon the three pillars of:
CONNECTION • GROUNDING • CONFIDENCE
We help our clients to:
Cultivate a deeper connection with themselves and others
Identify and strengthen the roots that keep them grounded
Build confidence in their ability to cope with life's stressors
What we offer
Group therapy provides a type of support and validation not often found elsewhere. In group therapy, people are able to express themselves openly and connect with others who are going through similar difficulties.
Business Development and Professional Billing
We provide business development services and assistance to help
mental health professionals
deal with the struggles of billing and growing their practices. We are responsible for providing the tools to see growth in your business as well as the inquires and billing of claims for outpatient services.
The dynamic TRIo
Lauren Andre, LCSW
My passion for helping others led me toward obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2011.
In 2013, I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
My approach to therapy is integrative and holistic.
I strive to create collaborative therapeutic relationships with my clients with respect for each person's autonomy and strength.
I aim to meet clients where they're at with empathy and compassion.
Utilizing skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy, I work to empower clients to make choices that align with their personal goals and values.
My experience includes six years as a group facilitator for young adults and adults in a Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient setting as well as 4 years as a private practitioner for individuals and groups.
I have provided therapeutic support for people facing various mental health struggles, including anxiety and depression.
Eliot Andre, NLC, TRS CLC
My excitement for helping others evolved through my experiences studying abroad.
It was there that I realized the power of self-reflection and authentic self-expression.
Several years after I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Environment Science, I participated in a wilderness survival course that re-connected me with nature.
In 2016, after a career in the family shoe business, I decided to pursue my passion by going back to school to become a Recreational Therapist.
My approach to therapy is fun, creative and collaborative.
I find joy in seeing a client smile as they grow and mature as a person.
As a Recreational Therapist and Certified Life Coach, I guide clients toward their goals by utilizing leisure based interventions involving activities, such as, outdoor adventure, sports, art, music, and more.
My experience includes working with adults with intellectual disabilities, children and young adults with social and communication disorders, people with physical disabilities, and veterans, in residential and outpatient settings.
I also have experience in developing and implementing adaptive sports programs.
Lindsay McCool, LCSW
"the new kid"
I currently am accepting new clients. Please call to inquire about my availability. At this time I am working on getting credentialed with insurance. My out of pocket cost is $125.
My passion for helping others has led me to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a school social worker. With the experience I have had as a school social worker, my decision to pursue my own private practice and join the team at Connected Roots couldn't have been easier!
I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Illinois State University, then went on to earn my Master’s in School Social Work from Aurora University.
My approach to therapy is based upon developing authentic and trusting relationships and making all of my clients from different walks of life feel valued and welcomed.
With my calm and down to earth demeanor, I incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy to empower clients to manage the day to day stressors of life.
Outside of my career, my hobbies include exploring new hiking trails, camping with my nephew and visiting friends and family back home in Chicago!
Whether clients have experienced life changes or they are coping with a mental health diagnosis such as anxiety or depression, I am here to walk alongside you while you work towards your personal growth goals.