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The Lunare Team

Leaders in Love


Lauren Zerbst 

LCSW, CST, Owner

Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in a variety of professional settings in the Chicago metropolitan area doing therapy with individuals, partnered people, and groups. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University, has completed the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program and is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Lauren is a confident practitioner with diverse experience in the health care field as well as helping people who are interested in personal authenticity and exploring their true selves. She is an enthusiastic, highly motivated therapist who uses dialectical and cognitive-behavorial, holistic mind-body techniques to illustrate the links between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Lauren collaborated with Dr. Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver to write the book "Sexual Enlightenment," a guide for anyone looking for bringing lasting fulfillment into their lives, relationships, and work.


Lauren specializes in working with people and populations wishing to explore their sexual identity, relationship style, and different ways of living and loving in todays world. She offers off the cuff and out of the box ways of navigating from dating and mating to making up and breaking up. Lauren offers a creative place to talk about relationship fantasies next steps. She specializes in deescalating relationships and helping people use space as a love language and find ways of uncoupling and breaking up better. Lauren has a particular soft spot for supporting queer and kinky populations as well as those practicing ENM and multiamory. She is attachment based and pulls from many therapeutic theories and disciplines such as IFS, David Snarch, Esther Perel, EFT, Imago, DBT, and Mindfulness practices to support her clinical interventions. 


    Now accepting applications for interns, students, and LSW supervises. Send resume to

    Interns, Students, and LSW Supervises

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