Jennifer Layton (she / her / hers)

Accepting Clients

Hi! My name is Jennifer (Jen) Layton. I am delighted that you found me here on Therapy Den and look forward to working with you.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Hoffman Estates, IL
Supervised by Lolita Drummond, LCSW

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work with individuals, couples and families. I have worked across the age spectrum with teenagers all the way up through late adulthood. My areas of expertise include diagnosing and treating autistic spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic violence, family conflict, troubled teens, alcohol and drug problems, divorce counseling and co-parenting, couples therapy, grief and loss, and LGBTQIA+ issues.

My Background and Approach

I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of Illinois. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Human Behavior and Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1995 and went on to earn my Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) with a Clinical Focus also from the University of Kansas in 2006. I confess that I loved social work before I even knew what that meant. As I pursued my professional training, I started to gain an understanding of the enormous gap between client needs and available services and also the chasm between funding for mental health and versus the social programs that needed funding. My frustration turned to action and I began writing grants and upstarting nonprofits to reduce those unacceptable gaps in service delivery. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and is always person-centered and individually tailored to meet the needs of my clients. I believe in treating the entire person integrating mind, body, and spirit into the treatment plan.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have a special interest in trauma recovery resulting from social injustice, incarcerations, sexual assault, and generational trauma. In addition, I am passionate about healing the wounds from a narcissistic partner or being raised by a narcissistic parent. I have a great deal of experience in crisis intervention and mediation. My background in social work drives my passion for helping clients who are facing discrimination, marginalization, harassment, and exploitation.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Meridian
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • AmBetter
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $40 - 80/session


847-909-9858 Email Jennifer
2244 Seaver Lane
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
30 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60602

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