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Meet Dr. Lauren Cain, Psy.D

River North Virtual

Dr. Lauren Cain is a Certified Light On Anxiety Treatment Specialist who is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University in Chicago and completed her internship and post-doctoral training in a community mental health center, working with clients of all ages, families, and couples. Dr. Cain specializes in substance abuse treatment and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She is also passionate about navigating gender and sexuality related concerns and uses a trauma-informed approach. Dr. Cain utilizes evidence-based treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help individuals build the skills needed to manage anxiety and related symptoms.

Using a collaborative approach, Dr. Cain strives to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in order to treat each person based on their specific needs and experiences. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with anxiety disorders, depression, attentional concerns, trauma, and social skills among other concerns. Dr. Cain provides empathy and support to help her clients build confidence and skills to live more fulfilled lives.

I’ve had incredible growth and improvement in my own personal life through the communication, support, and goal setting/attacking that this program and Lauren have helped me accomplish. I am incredibly happy that I started participating in this program.

— LOA Patient


Adler University

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Bradley University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
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Clinical Interests:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)ADHD & Executive FunctioningAdolescent AnxietyAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)Career Anxiety & CounselingContamination OCDDepressionDialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)Disordered EatingGeneralized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)Harm OCDLGBTQIA+ CommunityMaternal & Postpartum AnxietyMindfulnessMotivational InterviewingObsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)PerfectionismPerformance Anxiety & Public SpeakingPhobiasPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Sex & AnxietySexual Orientation OCD (SO-OCD)Social AnxietySubstance MisuseVomit Phobia (Emetophobia)Women's Health

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