My name is Lauren Fawley, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in community counseling. I have been a counselor with Betterhelp for over four years. Prior to becoming an online counselor, I worked as an outpatient therapist for five years in the diverse city of Phoenix, AZ. I'm happy that while I no longer live in a major city, online counseling provides me the opportunity to continue to work with people from all backgrounds.
My experience comes from working with adults with general mental health, addiction, family concerns, and other relationship problems. I've had the experience to work with people in the short-term, for instance to support them through a major life event or difficult relationship situation. I've also worked with people in the long-term to help manage and recover from depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, and trauma and abuse.
I strongly believe in every person's potential to grow and change for the better, whatever that may look like for you! Our therapy will be directed by you, meaning we will work together on your unique and specific needs.
I am trained in motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. If you have never heard of any of that, please know that all you need to know when entering into therapy is that you will be treated with respect and that what you say will be kept in confidence. I am really grateful that I get to listen to people's stories for a living; above all, I will work to understand and empower you!
I sincerely hope to hear from you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LPC LPC-14461
Lauren is absolutely fantastic. She is empathetic, has resources to fit my needs and listens with a keen ear to the root issues of my discussions.
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Lauren truly cares about her patients and truly listens. I’m so glad I found her!
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 7 months on issues concerning eating disorders
Lauren really listens and has helped me
Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
Lauren is so wonderful. Sometimes it feels like a just spill everything out at a million miles an hour and she somehow can pull out what I’m trying to convey. She is kind, compassionate and wonderful. I always feel more in control of my emotional state after speaking with her.
Written on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Lauren for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Lauren is absolutely amazing. We’ve been working together on and off for a few years. Even though I’ve seen many therapists she’s the only one that’s made me feel heard. She is empathetic, kind, and I leave every session being able to see the silver lining.
Written on Dec 24, 2019 after therapy with Lauren for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Lauren has helped me a lot! She is really good at listening to me and has very good advice!
Written on Jul 19, 2019 after therapy with Lauren for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem