Drae Laws (he/they)
Hi! I’m Andrae Laws and I usually go by Drae (he/they). I am a psychotherapist-in-training and I am currently completing my practicum internship at Roamers Therapy under the supervision of Shaysa Villa, LCSW.
As humans, it is natural for us to experience highs and lows as we navigate through life. However, sometimes our lows are too overwhelming—we feel stuck and alone. This feeling may hinder us from experiencing joy, showing up for the people we love, and reaching our fullest potential. My therapeutic approach is shaped by three beliefs: (1) regardless of your past and current situation, you are worthy of love and respect, (2) you have inherent strengths, and (3) systemic oppression plays a role in way we think, feel, and behave; therefore, in therapy, it is important to consider the relationship among systemic oppression, mental health and the multiple identities we hold.
As a Black and queer person, I believe showing up as your authentic self is brave and healthy. Together, we will create a safe and non-judgmental space as we work through your goals.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, strengths-based, and solution focused. In session, we will identify obstacles in your life and explore strategies for coping, as well as identify maladaptive thinking patterns and practice reframing your thoughts to achieve a balanced and healthy life.
Together, let us begin this transformative journey to achieve the life you deserve. I look forward to getting to know you.
Things that bring me joy
Baking and taking too many pictures of my cats (Kahlil and Rosita)
Master of Arts candidate at The University of Chicago
Focus: Social Work
Master of Education from Harvard University
Focus: Human Development & Psychology
Bachelor of Science from Penn State University
Payment & Insurance Accepted
Self Pay & Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Choice PPO
CareFirst BCBS PPO
Self-Pay / Out-of-network
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While Drae’s office is located in South Loop, Chicago within Dearborn Station for in-person sessions, they also welcome and serve clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois and Washington, D.C. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, West Loop, West Town, Near West Side, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Rogers Park, Ravenswood, Hermosa, Belmont Cragin, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Little Village, Bronzeville, South Shore, Hyde Park, Back of the Yards, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.