Rachel Hines, LCSW


Rachel Hines is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been in the field for 10 years with a focus on providing relational; trauma-informed therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families with a variety of different needs and supports. As one of the YWCA’s Clinical Program Coordinators, Rachel supports a team of therapists in addition to providing individual/family therapy. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), as well as a qualified supervisor in the State of IL with Reflective Supervision training. She believes in engaging in a collaborative process that is client-centered and empowering.

Margot Lassar, LCSW 

Chicago (UIC/Medical District)

Margot (Maggie) Lassar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a degree from Loyola University Chicago. She has been providing individual, group, and couples therapy at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Sexual Violence Support Services since 2010. As the YWCA’s Clinical Program Coordinator, Maggie supports a team of therapists in addition to providing individual/group therapy to survivors of sexual violence and their non-offending significant others.

Maggie is a trauma-informed, relational therapist who seeks to create a safe space for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. Maggie has extensive knowledge of interpersonal trauma and the profound impact it has on survivors. Maggie’s clinical expertise is working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress reactions/disorder, personality disorders, substance use disorders, suicidality, self-harming behaviors, dissociation, relationship conflicts, and issues with sex and intimacy.

Maggie believes that healing and growth occur within a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.

“Our sorrows and wounds are only healed when we touch them with compassion.” –Buddha

Erin Lastres, LCPC, CADC


Erin Lastres is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor with a degree from National Louis University. She is also an EMDR Therapist.  She works with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, overwhelm, life transitions, response to trauma, all forms of abuse, and addictions. Erin uses a strengths-based, client-centered approach in working with her clients and integrates a range of therapeutic techniques and methods to assist her clients in reaching their full potential.

These techniques and methods include DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing), Expressive Therapies, Guided Imagery, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). As a trauma and addictions specialist, Erin believes that one must work through the pain of the past while working to address addictive behaviors. Erin works creatively with compassion and care to address the concerns of the client, walking with them through their journey of healing and/or exploration of life concerns. Her main goal is to assist clients in identifying their underlying strengths and to utilize those strengths in achieving their stated goals.

Kerry-Ann Sleep, LCPC

Chicago (Parks Francis Center)

It is my belief that one of the bravest things that you can do is to explore and understand your own story. I aim to create a safe environment and build a trusting, nourishing relationship where you can start your journey of healing and growth. My present emphasis is providing support to children, adolescent and adult survivors of sexual trauma. I will utilize and implement modalities that are going to be the best fit for you, but I am motivated by a feminist theory approach and trauma informed care. In addition to my experience working with individuals in addressing trauma, I have extensive experience working with children and adults addressing self-esteem, suicidality, self-harm, depression and anxiety.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has over five years of experience providing individual and family therapy to children and adults of diverse populations. I earned my Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Trauma and Crisis Intervention. I am currently a Coordinator of Clinical Services for YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Sexual Violence Support Services and supervise clinicians in addition to my clinical work. Through our collaboration, I hope to guide you as you walk along the path to strength and self-embrace.