Therapeutic Placement Consultant
Ms. Lessem began her counseling career at Glenbrook North High School as part of her graduate program. She served as a Counselor and then Student Assistance Program Coordinator at Grayslake Central High School as well as coordinated prevention programs focusing on adolescent depression. Ms. Lessem earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from National-Louis University. As a Therapeutic Placement Consultant, Ms. Lessem’s clinical insight allows her to work with families when a higher level of treatment is necessary. With the ability to understand the perspective of parents and the needs of their children, she makes appropriate program recommendations. As a therapist, Ms. Lessem focuses on strengths and building resiliency without judgment allowing individuals to feel accepted and open to change.