Samantha Lane, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Areas of Expertise

Chronic Illness
Panic Disorders
Religious Trauma


Park Ridge
(630) 269-2886

Professional Summary

Sometimes in life, we feel stuck. Whether you are experiencing more anxiety or sadness than you once did, illness, loss, or difficulties with your partner—or just haven’t been feeling like yourself—life can be exhausting and overwhelming. You are tired of feeling this way, and may feel that the people in your life don’t understand what you are going through. You want to feel in control of your own life again.

Imagine a life where you feel motivated, empowered, and fulfilled. A life in which you are confident you have the tools you need to overcome whatever challenges life may throw at you. Where you are moving forward into the life you want to live, and have created for yourself.

As your therapist, I work with you to create a customized plan to get you back on track. I understand that you are the expert on your own life. You have lived through and survived so much already, and you bring strengths you have already learned into our work together. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral approaches, mindfulness, and acceptance to help guide you to a place of balance and wellness. I use a flexible, individualized approach, as one size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. Together, we will identify and transform the patterns, thoughts, and behaviors that are no longer working in your life.

Samantha enjoys working with teens, adults, and couples. She has both personal and professional expertise in working with individuals experiencing cancer and their loved ones. She also has experience with LGBTQ+ individuals and couples, chronic illness, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, religious trauma, and grief.