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Laurie Heintz Siegel

Title:

Assistant Professor
Co-Program Chair of MS Counseling Program
Chicago Campus MS Counseling Program Coordinator

Programs/Classes Taught:

As an instructor, I have taught or am currently teaching the following courses for graduate students in school and/or community counseling. Perspectives on Substance Abuse Counseling Theories of Counseling Practicum & Internship for school and/or community graduate students Introduction to Theory & Practice of Family Therapy Techniques of Counseling Fundamentals of Counseling Career Development Group Counseling

Areas of Expertise:

In addition to my work at National Louis University, I presently work as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, in a private practice; Center For Psychological Services. See the Biography section (in this document) for more information.

Biography:

Laurie Siegel Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 20 years of experience. In addition, she is a Certified Addictions Counselor (CADC) and a Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Counselor (MISAII). She holds a Master’s degree in Community Counseling, a Master’s degree in School Leadership (type 75 certificate) and a School Counseling certificate (type 73 certificate).

Laurie is also a trained Life Coach. Laurie’s areas of specialty include addictions, anxiety, depression, and family systems. She is extremely skilled working with the following population(s); individual, children, adolescents, family and couple counseling. She believes in tailoring treatment based on individual needs. She uses a variety of clinical formats including, talk, play and group therapy.

Laurie is known for her engaging personal style and her holistic approach to therapy. She works on building a balanced lifestyle which leads to emotional wellness. She also utilizes relaxation training and cognitive behavioral treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, as well as variety of stress related disorders She is a member of the Illinois Schools Counseling Association (ISCA), Illinois Counseling Association as well as the American Counseling Association.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2012 to present National Louis University Chicago IL Assistant Professor Counseling and Human Services
August 2000 to August 2012 Mt. Greenwood School Chicago, IL. Counselor & Special Education Case Manager
September 2009 to present National Louis University Chicago, IL. Adjunct Instructor, Community & School Counseling Programs
April 2005 to June 2007 St. Xavier University Chicago, IL. Adjunct Instructor, School Counseling Program
May 1994 to August 2000 YMCA Alsip, IL. Director of Youth & Family Development Program
(1997- 2000) Coordinator, Community Counseling & Crisis Department.
(1994- 1997) January 1997 to December 1999 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL. Adjunct Faculty Member, Addictions Studies Program
April 1989 to April 1994 St. Francis Hospital & Health Center Blue Island, IL. Assistant Director of Development
(April 1989- April 1994) Education Coordinator
(September 1984 to April 1989) June 1980 to August 1984 Bobbie Noonan Preschool/Daycare Center Tinley Park, IL. Daycare Director & Kindergarten Teacher EDUCATION 2008 American College of Education, Chicago IL.
MA, School Leadership (Type 75) 2002 Chicago State University, Chicago, IL.
School Counseling Endorsement (Type 73) 1994 Governor State University, University Park, IL.
Masters Degree, Community Counseling 1987 Governor State University, University Park, IL.
Bachelors Degree, Elementary Education (Type 03) 1980 Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL.
Associate Degree in Applied Sciences, Early Childhood PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS 1997 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , LCPC 1998 Certified Addictions Counselor, CADC 1999 Board Registered MISA11 Therapist Type 03, 73 & 75 ISBE Certificates PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/AWARDS 2006 to present- Member American School Counseling Association (ASCA) 2006 to present- Member Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) 2005-2009 Local School Council Member (School Board) Chicago Public Schools 2006-2008 YMCA Camp Nawakwa Board Member 2008-2010, Vice President, Illinois School Counseling Association (ISCA) 2009-2011, President Elect-Elect, President Elect Illinois School Counseling Association (ISCA) May 2008, Illinois Elementary Counselor of the Year Award July 2011 to July 2012, President Illinois School Counseling Association (ISCA) July 2011 to August 2012, Chicago Public Schools, Lead Counselor

Education:

2014 Currently enrolled in a Doctoral program at Governors State University, Counselor Education & Supervision 2008 American College of Education, Chicago IL. Masters Degree School Leadership (Type 75) 2002 Chicago State University, Chicago, IL. School Counseling Endorsement (Type 73) 1994 Governors State University, University Park, IL. Masters Degree, Community Counseling 1987 Governors State University, University Park, IL. Bachelors Degree, Elementary Education (Type 03) 1980 Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL. Associate Degree in Applied Sciences, Early Childhood

Research and Interests:

As a Doctoral student in Counseling Education and Supervision, I am focuing my research and work on a project that examines the wellness of students(counselors in training) that are currently enrolled in our ommunity as well as our school counseling program tracts.

Contact Information:

Email:  Laurie.siegel@nl.edu

Phone: 312-261-3578

Fax:  312-261-3578

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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