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Laurel Meng, LCSW (She/Her)

Staff Therapist, Director of Operations

Laurel Meng is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides both individual and relational psychotherapy. She specializes in anxiety, relationships (of all structures), sexuality, polyamory/non-monogamy, and multicultural identities. She is especially passionate about supporting queer people of color and individuals from immigrant communities.

Laurel’s therapeutic approach is grounded in attachment theory. Through deep exploration of past and present relationship dynamics, Laurel helps her clients engage in the hard work of building relationship security. She also enjoys helping clients build self-compassion, improve communication skills, and get more in touch with their emotional experiences. As a relational therapist, she is committed to taking an open, authentic, and engaging approach to understanding her clients’ strengths, needs, and values. Her practice is also informed by thought leaders in transformative justice, abolitionist, and decolonizing movements.

Laurel received her education at the University of Chicago and has continued to practice in Chicago, IL ever since. As a child of Chinese immigrants, Laurel is also conversationally fluent in Mandarin.

This bio only serves as a snapshot of who Laurel is. She holds identities and values that are important to her beyond what she has listed here. She is happy to engage in thoughtful conversation around any questions you may have.

Laurel practices therapy in Illinois and offers coaching anywhere.

Therapist Identities

Asian/South Asian
First generation
Genderqueer or Gender fluid

Client Concerns or Identities

Bisexual and/or Pansexual

Therapy Types

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
EFT (Emotion-focused Therapy)
IFS (Internal Family Systems)
Individual Therapy & Coaching
Relationship Therapy & Coaching