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You May Be Wondering,

what’s the benefit of working with a licensed professional.
Here's what we know:
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support when you need it...

WE ARE PROFESSIONALS THAT CARE

Cultivate Your Essence is dedicated to offering support to those seeking a new direction while holding onto who they are at their core. Whether you've had counseling in the past where you didn't see much growth and establish a connection or this is your first time making the investment to do the self-work with professional help, we understand the amount of courage to make the leap towards restoration.

Here at Cultivate Your Essence, we commend you and are dedicated to supporting you on your journey. We are more than committed to matching our clients with the staffthat will most connect to helping them grow. This means you will have a voice in the match with our staff so that you have an optimal connection and benefit the most from therapeutic services. With many options, the right connection is waiting for you.

Creating authentic spaces for healing and wholeness,

SO YOU CAN BEGIN FULFILLING YOUR ESSENCE

Through collaborative work, we aim to bring the endless wandering and consistent attempts on trying to arrive at your personal breakthrough alone to an end.

  • A refreshing, new outlook and perspective regarding your experiences and their impact on your life is available to you.

  • Hand's on guidance is accessible for you to gain clear understanding of your mental and emotional health and the boundaries they both can surpass.
     

  • Obtaining profound skills that are necessary to use in getting closer to your healing is more than possible.
     

  • Fostering thriving relationships between yourself and other is achievable when you learn how.

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LAUREN MICHELLE JACKSON
LCPC, CDVP & Life Coach

Founder and Owner of Cultivate Your Essence

Lauren’s passion for serving others began when she started her counseling career as a Domestic Violence Therapist and Community Educator. Under this title, Lauren provided individual and family therapy services to victims and their children, lead women empowerment groups, ran teen and adult dating violence seminars & workshops, taught Domestic Violence educational courses and conducted outreach presentations on the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness.

 

Within the therapeutic relationship, Lauren believes therapy should be a collaborative process, however just like most things in life, one get’s out of therapy what they are willing to put in it. It is her aim to provide a supportive and objective environment for clients to explore, become educated and to create the change they desire to see.

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE:

Bachelors of Arts, Broadcast Journalism
Hampton University  


Masters of Arts, Community Counseling
Argosy University

 

Life Coaching Certification
Accomplishment Coaching Chicago Program

Illinois Counseling License Number: 180.010875

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ASHLEY EDWARDS
LPC, NCC
Illinois Counseling License Number: 1780.13003
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LILLAR BURTON
Masters of Arts

Clinical Psychology Governor’s State University 

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MICHELLE MURRAY
LPC, NCC
Illinois Counseling License Number: 178.014436
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DANIELLE PORTIS 
LPC, NCC
Illinois Counseling License Number: 178.015063
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AMBER JACKSON
Master's of Art

The Chicago School of Profession Psychology

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TASHA JACKSON
Counseling Intern

University of Phoenix 

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JESSICA LOVE JORDAN-BANKS
LPC, NCC
Illinois Counseling License Number: 178.016138
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DEBORAH DALEY
Counseling Intern
Cappella Univeristy