In 1990, I came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Over the years, my faith has been tested and has grown through the trials and the good times of life. God has always been there for me, seeing me through and giving me the peace that passes all understanding when things have been tough and providing a consistent contentment and joy in the good times. The Bible gives us wisdom to get through life in a healthy way.
I am a Christian counselor licensed in the State of Illinois. I attended Lincoln Christian College and Seminary (now Lincoln Christian College) where I earned both my BA and an MA in Counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 9 years experience with with all ages in various settings, including in person, online, office, hospital, home and schools.
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. When you reach out for help, I will be supportive and non-judgmental. My style is warm and approachable. While I am a Christian counselor and lean heavily on God's truth, it is not my goal to force people into what I believe.
While I enjoy working with a variety of people and situations, I have extensive experience with parenting and anger management, including classes for for those ordered by court or for those completing a service plan with DCFS. I also have considerable experience with marital counseling; and have written and taught a curriculum for dating (what to look for, what to avoid, etc.) I have helped clients with depression, anxiety and mood issues. I have training and nearly 10 years experience as a family law mediator.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
LCPC #180008852 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
I have had a number of telephone sessions with Sandra and ongoing message correspondence. During our sessions Sandra remained attentive and focused on what I was saying, as opposed to her simply telling me what to do without fully understanding what my concerns were. Sandra consistently made the effort to make me comfortable during our sessions and is experienced enough to probe further when required and also refrain from probing when required.
Sandra has helped me get through some of life’s toughest challenges. She is amazing! She is so knowledgeable, wise and compassionate! She really helps me pinpoint what the underlying issues are and figure out the best approach for me to start working through and coping with them.
Sandra is a wonderful counselor who listens and is very responsive. It feels like she cares about my well being as much as I care about it.
Sandra has supported me through some very difficult times of my life. I have found her to be extremely helpful and respectful. She has a very respectful and validating counselling style that provokes thought and motivates action.
Sandra Lancaster is a God fearing, understanding, caring and experienced woman in her field. She listens to you and gives you advice on how to work on any matter.
She listens and guides me very well.
Gets to the point, clear, helpful, concerned. I usually feel like I have a good direction to work towards.
I feel very comfortable talking to Sandra. She understands me.
Sandra is a beautiful sister in Christ. I thank God for the work that she is doing to further His Kingdom through this platform and her work.
I have worked with Sandra for a few months now. She is a great listener, and knows how to put out things that I might not be able to see in myself.
Sandra has been very respecting, patient, understanding and willing to listen. I feel I am well cared for. She offers practical help which benefit me significantly. Thank you so much Sandra.
Sandra is an amazing therapist. She is very thoughtful, and always listens to my concerns. I highly recommend her!
Sandra is wonderful. She is such a good listener, gentle and respectful in the way she approaches me. She’s shared so many resources and taught me many strategies as well as helped me shift my mentality in all the areas we’ve discussed. She challenges me to think about things differently and gives me the tools to help me along as I’m navigating many issues. Thanks, Sandra!
She responds to me quickly and she listens to me really well.
Sandra was a great counselor and offered me a lot of ways to interact with her. Her perspective was helpful.
She is a very caring and understanding.
Sandra's approach is thoughtful and insightful. She takes the time to understand what my concerns are and I appreciate that.
I love working with her.
Sandra is extremely caring and let's me talk. She guides me in my thinking. I look forward to our calls each week.
I have worked with Sandra for a few weeks and she has been great. She responds quickly to all my messages with advice and inspiration. I appreciate her support.
Sandra is a very kind and responsive person who answers and gives feedback.
I feel that Ms. Lancaster completely understands me and gives me advices to the best of her ability. She is very professional and very knowledgeable, resourceful and understanding. Ms. Lancaster responds to my concerns as soon as I post my question or dilemma. I really enjoy working with Ms. Lancaster. Thank you!
Sandra has been very helpful during a difficult time in my life. It has really helped having someone to talk to.
I honestly felt connected and comfortable with Sandra immediately. Her guidance, resources, prayers and suggestions have helped me tremendously. I could not be happier with her timeliness, flexibility and attentiveness in providing the sessions needed. Her weekly encouraging readings are an added blessing! I count myself fortunate to have found her through faithful counseling.
From the very first trial session, Sandra has been an incredible counselor. She makes herself consistently available, is an excellent listener and is very encouraging when offering me advice based on my needs / particular situation. I would highly recommend her. I could tell she really cares about me and wanted to help from the very beginning. She's been essential in my growth after only just a couple weeks. I also love that she prays with me during our sessions as well as throughout the week. I'm extremely grateful for the trusting relationship I've already developed with Sandra and to Faithful Counseling for matching me with her.
Very good so far!
Take it from me, with multiple issues coinciding, speaking with Sandra has helped me move away from overwhelming guilt and anguish.