Meet the Therapists
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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.

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Mitchell “Mickey” Rotenberg, LCSW

Mickey Rotenberg is an independent contractor and licensed psychotherapist with Thriving Path. Mickey Rotenberg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering short and long term counseling for individuals and couples. He received his Bachelors of Arts from California State University of San Francisco in 1972 and his Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1974. He uses a cognitive behavioral approach, helping clients connect presenting concerns into actionable behaviors to help reduce depression, manage anger, increase assertiveness and improve communication skills. Much of Mickey’s experience has been working with all ages, ranging from college to middle-aged clients.

Mickey has worked for decades as an on-site counselor for major corporate companies. Here, he worked with employees dealing with corporate pressure, dissatisfaction, perfectionism and career exploration. These environments produce performance anxiety, fear of failure and fear of disappointing others. This can also include failure to live up to external expectations and their own unrealistically high expectations.

While empowering each client, Mickey takes an active role to improve client’s self esteem, reduce stress and help recover from life’s temporary setbacks. Mickey’s professional role is to help you achieve your goals and desired outcomes in your life.

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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.

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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.

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Sarah Yi, LCPC

Sarah Yi is an independent contractor and licensed psychotherapist with Thriving Path. Sarah Yi received her Master of Arts in Counseling at Northwestern University and trained at the Family Institute of Northwestern. During her clinical training, Sarah worked with individuals across the lifespan, including children as young as 3 years old with behavioral concerns to elderly adults with life-stage difficulties. Sarah also gained experience with group dynamics and consultation by working as a staff member at Northwestern’s Tavistock Group Relations Conference since 2015, allowing her opportunities to collaborate with professionals around the Chicagoland area on group-level dynamics surrounding social, political, and cultural issues in modern America. Sarah has spent extensive time working both personally and clinically within the Asian American community to increase awareness of mental health resources, reduce the stigma of counseling services, and help youth and young adults develop their racial and ethnic identities within a culturally diverse society.

Sarah currently provides child and family therapy services that focus on enhancing daily functioning for both the child and their family using collaborative approaches with other service providers (e.g., teachers, school social workers, pediatricians, psychiatrists, etc.). She uses an eclectic strength-based approach to treatment, pulling from psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and family systems theories to promote healthier behaviors, increased self-awareness, and more effective mind-body connections for children and adolescents. Sarah also uses person-centered and culturally diverse approaches towards working with Asians and Asian Americans around acculturation, ethnic identity, racial identity, and cultural boundaries. Sarah works to empower and motivate all clients of all cultural backgrounds towards their own unique growth and progress.

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Bauer, CGCU, CGCA

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.