Lauren Gerhard

(LMHC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Lauren, and I’m a licensed therapist in the state of New York. I have several years of counseling experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and adults. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, career challenges, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. I also have experience working with women’s trauma and ways to develop effective coping skills related to physical or emotional abuse. Additionally, I have lead skill groups in anger management, grief / loss, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

My approach to therapy is from a genuine and compassionate place. I believe that counseling is a collaboration between the client and the therapist. Working together, allows us to develop short and long term goals that are individualized to meet your needs. As a therapist, I come from an integrative and holistic approach. I like to combine cognitive-behavioral and strengths-based approach. I enjoy helping clients identify positive and effective ways to cope with problems they may be struggling with in their life. I believe in direct communication and exploring where you are in your life right now. We can identify where you want to start and begin the journey.

Life is about resiliency and motivation to change. It takes courage to change and can be very difficult to ask for help, but this is the first step! I am here for support, guidance, and more importantly to empower you!

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship, Family, Grief, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 7

Licensing

LMHC #007000-1 (Expires: 2018-12-31)

LMHC #MH15571 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Oct 02, 2017 after counseling with Lauren for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She is always there for me when I need it and gives amazing advice and guidance!

Written by J.O. on Jun 28, 2017 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Lauren has been very helpful to me.