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
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 Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #39003149A (Expires: 2024-04-01)
LPCC #5136 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
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.
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!
So far I really like her! She’s kind, understanding, considerate, and affirming which I appreciate
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.
Lauren is an excellent therapist!
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.
Lauren and I just "met" and I already feel like I have someone that understands me and my needs. She responds in a timely manner and it is obvious that she takes the time to read what I have going on and responding in a way that makes me critically think. I couldn't be happier to have Lauren in my corner.
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.
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!
Patient listener and easy to talk to. Very helpful for people with anxiety.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.