Salimah N. Turner, LCSW, CLC is a clinical social worker specializing in individual, family and group therapy. Ms. Turner has provided counseling in a variety of settings including private practice, in-home, hospital inpatient / outpatient psychiatry, collegiate and various community environments. She is skilled in working with adolescents, adults and families. Ms. Turner has provided therapy services in a number of areas including: anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, cultural matters, parenting and domestic violence. Her areas of specialty include: maternal mental health, gender identity, depression, grief and loss and lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LBGT) concerns. Ms. Turner is also able to assist with breastfeeding and lactation concerns.
Ms. Turner is a strengths and solution-focused therapist. She takes on an interactive approach with all of her clients. Ms. Turner provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She also incorporates culture as she understands that culture shapes ones view of themselves and the world around them. With compassion and understanding, she collaborates with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Ms. Turner earned a Bachelor of Science in Packaging from Michigan State University. She worked as an engineer for eight years before deciding to pursue her passion for social work and counseling. Ms. Turner holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Aurora University and is licensed (LCSW) to practice in the State of Illinois. Ms. Turner is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) through The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, Inc. (ALPP).
Ms. Turner appreciates mental health and has committed herself to helping to erase the negative stigma associated with counseling one person at a time. She enjoys motherhood and spending quality time with her infant daughter. Ms. Turner is a proud breastfeeding advocate and she provides support to other breastfeeding mothers. Her personal mantra is to normalize breastfeeding!