Welcome, I am glad you’re here.

Chances are that if you’re looking for therapy services then you might have been struggling for quite some time and finally have decided to give therapy a try. Congrats, this is often the hardest step, and as a fellow guy, I know hard it can be. I primarily work with “men’s issues”, aka, the way in which men deal with mental health concerns. I often start working with guys when some patterns or habits have now grown into overwhelming burdens that may be threatening things like our ability to work, staying in a relationship, or keep emotions like anger and shame at bay. Additionally, most men are simply tired and do not feel like themselves, essentially feeling something has to change.

As guys, we need to attack therapy a bit differently. We often tend to “compartmentalize” parts of ourselves into parts that are under lock and key. These compartments tend to get heavy and full over time and will eventually start to leak out in ways looking like: anger problems. Depression, relationship discord, and unhealthy coping behaviors. Additionally, we often get stuck in patterns of shutting down or letting or letting our anger spill out and cause a lot of issues for us. In my approach, we will work on both of these areas together to create a life you can be proud of and feel comfortable with your direction and masculine energy.

Cheers,
Mike

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About Me

Mike Lamerato, MS, LLP

Michael J. Lamerato MS, LLP, LLPC

Hi there,

I am Mike and have been working in the therapy world for the last eight years. Throughout this journey, I have noticed that there have been some specific challenges facing the modern male and it has been my passion ever since to help those identifying as male to resolve the wounding and core issues in their life so that they can operate in a healthy manner and get the most out of life. I happily work with all males, regardless of sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or relationship preference.

In my free-time, I enjoy taking my dog on hikes (pictured: Luna), spending time Up-North on the lake, and traveling out West to hike and backpack. It has been an absolute privilege to work with people over the year and to be a part of their healing journey.

Education:
Master’s in Clinical Psychology and Community Mental Health, Western Illinois University.
*A limited-license psychologist and limited-licensed professional counselor practice under the direct supervision of a fully licensed psychologist and counselor.

Supervisors:
Dr. Dan Stettner, Lic No. 6301003996
Dr. Lawrence Wentworth, Lic No. 6301007769
Dr. Douglas Carpenter, Lic No. 6301013009
Jessica Bennet, MA, LPC. CAADC, Lic No. 6401013443