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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, couples, and families. 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 generalist practitioner with diverse experience in the health care field as well as helping people of all ages 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 brings knowledge from David Snarch, John Gottman, Esther Perel, Sue Johnson, and many more to assist individuals, couples, and polyam in understanding their relationship dynamic. Lauren is a sex therapist that has experience with LGBT clients and is a polyam experienced and kink-aware therapist. 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.


“My philosophical approach is to create an opportunity for meaningful education, humanistic healing, and a celebration of life that's specific to each client's unique interests and goals, without uncomfortable judgment or limiting assumptions. Whether it is trauma, physical/medical conditions, or relationship difficulties, I hope to facilitate the journey to personal discovery and self-awareness in order to enhance an individual’s or couples’ ability to cope with the struggles they face to find peace and pleasure in their minds, bodies, and relationships.”


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