Life Balance Counseling: Meet Our Staff

Life Balance Counseling in Schaumburg has expanded its team. Our team brings a wealth of experience and specializations in Anxiety Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Children, Teens, Chronic Illness, Emotional Eating, Grief and Loss, Mood disorders, Obesity/Weight loss, and Parenting. We also offer counseling in both English and Spanish. Please check out our team's bios.

Jennifer Budruweit, MA, LCPC, GC-C
Jennifer specializes in children, adolescents and families who are experiencing various challenges and has extensive experience treating anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss. As a Certified Grief Counselor, Jennifer understands how difficult it can be working through the stages of grief and can help you process your experience and teach you tools to help you cope during this challenging time. 

Darley Giraldo, MA, LCPC
Darley has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, bipolar, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and complex behavior problems. He has worked successfully with parents in order to help them create structure and discipline to improve family life and children and parent relationships. 

Lauren Buetikofer, MA, LPC
Lauren specializes in eating disorders, emotional eating, obesity and weight loss. Lauren also has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety disorders and depression.

Lana Rukavina, MA, LPC
Lana specializes in perinatal/postpartum, couples/marriage and sports performance. Lana also has extensive experience working with individuals facing anxiety and depression challenges.

For more information about Life Balance Counseling in Schaumburg or to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors, please call 888.234.7628, send us an email at, or contact us online at