Chances are you are here, because something inside feels askew. The events over this last year have emotionally impacted so many of us on a variety of levels - whether enduring the impact of COVID, the pain of civil unrest, a challenged economy, etc. Adversity can take its toll on our self confidence, our relationships, our jobs. It takes courage to admit a need for mental health support, and I thank you for considering Inner Focus to help you through.
I’ve been a therapist for nearly 20 years, and the greatest reward is the alliance formed with clients, collaborating together to find a brighter outlook, instill greater hope or acquire a fresher perspective on life.
If you would like further information, contact Inner Focus at email@example.com or 708-714-2958.
Lauri Dishman is a licensed clinical professional counselor with nearly 20 years of experience in mental health services. In that time, Ms. Dishman has developed specialities in the areas of emotional abuse, career development and adjustment counseling for adults who are blind or visually impaired.
For over a decade, Lauri served as Manager of Counseling Services at Second Sense (formerly Guild for the Blind) in Chicago where she developed and managed the Counseling Center. She also served for 8 years as adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and was active with the Illinois Counseling Association and Illinois Career Development Association.
Lauri earned a Master’s degree in Counseling and Organizational Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunication (Broadcasting) from the University of Florida.
General and Career Counseling and Coaching
Inner Focus is a fee-for-service practice. Fees are $120 for the first session and $100 for any subsequent sessions. This does not include additional costs for formalized assessments. Inner Focus currently does not accept health insurance.
$150 - 90 Minute Resume Consultation
This is great for those seeking a sounding board while writing their own resumes. By reviewing work history and future career goals, together we collaborate on formulating the right words to best reflect the skills and accomplishments most relevant to the occupational choices you are vying for.
$350 Resume Writing
Includes a 90 minute resume writing consultation (see above) along with a first draft of the resume, a follow-up meeting with you and the career counselor to thoroughly review the initial draft, and then a final draft based on the revisions decided in the review meeting. A limited amount of minor tweaks from there can be made at no cost, but if there are significant content/concept changes, that would be an additional $50 per draft.
Illinois DRS Vendor (For Clients who are Visually Impaired and Registered through the Department of Rehabilitation Services Bureau of Blind Services - BBS)
The cost of service can be covered if you have a case open with the Department of Rehabilitation Services/Bureau of Blind Services (DRS/BBS). It will be necessary to talk to your counselor about referring you for services at Inner Focus. If approved, your counselor would then send here a voucher and CRP form for services to be received. They can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 326 N Elmwood Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302. Once these forms are received, we can conduct an initial consultation and determine with your counselor needs for subsequent sessions.
As a member of the Open Path Collective, Inner Focus offers sliding scale service for those with no or limited health insurance. For information, follow this link: https://openpathcollective.org/clinicians/lauri-dishman/
Due to COVID restrictions, Inner Focus is not offering in-person service at this time. Sessions are being offered via telehealth. (Phone or Video Chat) and are available by appointment only.