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Lauren Abasheva, LPCC, LMHC

Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues
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About me

I'm a sex positive, and kink knowledgeable therapist with an open mindset and a clear understanding that we are all different. I provide a laid back atmosphere, safe space, and a non judgmental approach. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. Together we'll work side by side to help strengthen awareness, communication, increase personal growth and healing within yourself and your relationships. We will also Identify strengths, patterns, coping skills, and increase confidence. I utilize multiple therapeutic techniques while emphasizing self care, and mindfulness practices. Let's work together in resulting a healthier and happier you.

Duel Licensed in the state of Indiana & California. I'm experienced in working with individuals who are active in alternative lifestyles, polyamory/open/casual relationships. Individuals who identify as LGBTQA, As well as individuals who struggle with Gender identity, Genetic sexual attraction, Abuse and Trauma (sexual, verbal, physical, emotional), PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Women's/Men's Issues, conflicts in the family, sexual desire/intimacy/dysfunctions, School/work stress.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LPCC 5136

IN LMHC 39003149A

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lauren Abasheva. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

One of the best therapists I’ve ever had. Caring and thoughtful. Really great guidance and advice. She’s helped me through some dark times and good times. Totally recommend. Thank you Lauren for being a cool therapist.

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

After going through some rather rough points, I decided to get into counseling to get help. And I don’t think I could’ve gotten a better person. Lauren helped me with everything I was having trouble with in any way.

Situations at home got bad and changed, my depression got worse and then better, among other things. She talked and helped me through every bit of it and I can’t understate how appreciative I am of her.

Super knowledgeable and friendly, I completely recommend her. Thank you so much, Lauren!

Written on Nov 17, 2020 after therapy with Lauren for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far I really like her! She’s kind, understanding, considerate, and affirming which I appreciate

Written on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lauren is a competent and caring counselor who has the ability to listen carefully and focus on the important questions. She sees the big picture and can also deal with the bothersome details. Highly recommended.

Written on Aug 19, 2019 after therapy with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lauren is an excellent therapist!

Written on Jul 25, 2019 after therapy with Lauren for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and co

The responses were quick and to the point. Although my problems are not catastrophic, they were troubling me greatly and I had nobody to talk with. This is just what I needed.

Written on Jul 08, 2019 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes