Meet the Therapists

Lauren Wolf, LCSW

Lauren is an independent contractor and licensed psychotherapist with Thriving Path. Lauren listens non judgmentally and treats each client as an individual while working with a strengths-based perspective. She comes from a person first standpoint and believes everyone has the potential to reach their personal goals, when given the space and opportunity to process through challenges they are experiencing. Lauren is very dedicated to her work with each individual and strives to meet each client where they are at when they walk into the office.

In addition to working in private practice, Lauren works full time at an agency supporting individuals experiencing homelessness. Lauren works closely with each participant on their goals and increasing their self-sufficiency.

Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in psychology and her masters in social work from Loyola University- Chicago. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.


Sarah M. Jones, LCSW

Sarah Jones is an independent contractor and licensed psychotherapist with Thriving Path. Sarah became a therapist because she enjoys helping and supporting others. She brings insight, humor, and warmth to create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space for clients to process and address their challenges. Sarah enjoys helping clients to process and overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship issues. She works from Client Centered, Strengths-Based, Bowen Family Systems, Behavioral, and Narrative approaches.

Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Saint Mary’s College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Children and Family Services from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also rostered in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, which is an evidence based approach to working with children under age 5 and children with developmental disabilities who have experienced trauma. Prior to private practice, Sarah worked in school and community mental health settings.

When she is not working, Sarah loves to spend time with her family, friends and her cat, Larry.


Sarah Schroeder, LCSW

Sarah Schroeder is an independent contractor and licensed psychotherapist with Thriving Path. Sarah is a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist and specializes in working with young children and families providing individual, family, couples and group therapy. She has experience working with clients in a variety of settings and capacities including those with severe mental illness, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting and developmental delays.

Sarah utilizes a developmental framework and family systems approach and modalities including play-based therapy, emotionally focused therapy, parent coaching, CBT, and psychodynamic treatment to help clients reach their desired goals. She strives to create a safe holding environment where clients can feel understood and encouraged to take the next step. When she’s not working she enjoys time with her family, watching movies, and painting.



Bauer is a 4-year-old Bernedoodle that attends most therapy sessions with Cori. Through his extensive training at Sit Means Sit Chicago and The Go Team Therapy, Crisis and Airport Dogs, Inc., Bauer is licensed and insured in CGC, CGCA, CGCU, Therapy Dog, Airport Stress Buster, and Crisis Therapy Dog certifications.

Bauer wears a Remote collar, which is used as a cue that Cori is communicating and capturing his attention, which is then followed by praise and reward. This is similar to tapping someone on their shoulder and acknowledging them for their attention. The remote collar does not hurt, surprise or intimate Bauer.

To learn about how Bauer can help during sessions, see more about Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) under Specialties.

Bauer’s off-duty activities include: following his humans everywhere, home security surveillance, neighborhood mayor, playing ball and perfecting the art of falling up the stairs.