Lauren Abasheva

(LMHC, LPCC)

About Me

Sex is such a taboo. So let's talk about it. I am a sex positive therapist with an open mindset and a clear understanding that we are all different. I'll assist you with any confusion, challenges, transitions, stress, and provide you with a safe environment. I'll work to help make sense out of those gray areas in life, within yourself and your relationships. We'll work side by side to help you strengthen awareness, focusing on the now, and understand what you can and are able to control. I provide a laid back atmosphere, and a non judgmental approach. Also, if what your going through is not sex related, that's perfectly fine. Let's work together in resulting a healthier and happier you.

Duel Licensed in the state of Indiana & California. As a LMHC, LPCC, and sex therapist, I focus on the alternative sexuality population (such as Kink, BDSM, and many more), Genetic sexual attraction, sex industry, conflicts within the family, relationships, modern dating, intimacy, open/casual relationships, gender identity, Women's & Men's issues, sexual dysfunctions, sexual desire, stress, Trauma (sexual, verbal, emotional, physical), and self acceptance. I have 5+ experience working with Adults, Children, and Families.


Specialties

  • 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

Licensing

LMHC #39003149A (Expires: 2019-04-30)

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


Reviews

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.