Lauren Abasheva


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. 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.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #39003149A (Expires: 2020-04-30)

LPCC #5136 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Written by E.R. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Laura helped me significantly through a difficult time in my life where there were a lot of confusions and complications to work through on a deeply emotional level. Especially after hearing her voice, I knew that I could trust her. She handled everything with grace and I felt nothing but utter respect. Especially in times of need where I would be sending her messages on the daily, she would always respond to me in a prompt and timely manner. I always felt her responses were thorough and fair. I have now worked through what I needed to, and I am grateful for all the empathy and support that Laura has given me. If I were to need counseling again, I would work with her in a heartbeat.

Written by N.O. on Nov 08, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Lauren is awesome! I felt completely comfortable and able to be 100% open and honest with her. We worked through my acute issues, but due to health/financial issues I have to take a break. If I need this kind of help again I will definitely be back to work with Lauren! Five stars!

Written by S.H. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Patient listener and easy to talk to. Very helpful for people with anxiety.

Written by K.A. on Aug 02, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

When I began my sessions with BetterHelp I was skeptical of how well online counseling would work for me, but after almost a month working with Lauren I feel better mentally than I have in a while. It was reassuring to receive her messages and helped me make peace with the issues that I was having. Lauren was relatable and overall a great counselor!

Written by H.A. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I feel like I was matched with the perfect counselor for me. She focuses on a part of my life that is commonly taboo, but I need to talk about and work through. She comes across as a real person I'm talking to as well, making jokes, real-life references, and connecting with me. She makes me feel supported, and safe in our space.

Written by P.E. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related, and bipolar

As someone who has been looking for a therapist that I get along with for many years now, Lauren is the first who I feel legitimately comfortable with. She's very understanding, and more than anything she has helped me to better understand myself so far.

But even beyond comfort, she has helped me to improve myself, helping me to see my problems from a perspective that I would otherwise have not considered. I hope to continue working with her for quite some time, as she is one of the best therapists I've spoken with in my lifetime thus far.

Written by M.O. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks

I just signed up not too long ago, and Lauren has been great so far. She is extremely prompt when responding. At this point, I'm most comfortable with sticking to email conversation and she's been on board since day one. She seems to "read between the lines" and even though we're not in person, she asks questions that get to core issues. She's already made me think about a few sensitive situations in my life differently, and I'm thankful.

Written by A.M. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

She makes me feel very comfortable like I'm talking to a close friend who has my best interest at heart and asking the questions that can help me reflect and grow emotionally.