My name is Lauren Guilbeault. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Education in 2010 from the University at Albany. I completed my Master’s program in Mental Health Counseling in 2012 from the University at Albany.
I started my career in mental health working with clients with a dual diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse in an inpatient facility called Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare. After about a year, I moved to the outpatient unit of the agency. I ran groups focused on anger management, self-esteem/confidence, as well as groups focused on co-occurring diagnoses of mental health and substance abuse. I have extensive experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues. I have also worked with many individuals with bipolar disorder. I remained at SBH for several years until I took a position working with children and families in the foster care setting at Elmcrest Children’s Center. I currently have my own private practice where I meet with clients who have had impaired driver offenses. I complete their assessments, evaluations and provide short-term substance abuse counseling as well. I have 6+ years of experience in the field of mental health.
In regard to my counseling approach, I pull techniques from motivational interviewing as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. I think that my counseling approach works well with online counseling because I always remain client centered. This allows clients the opportunity to express themselves in a safe, nonjudgmental environment while exploring what issues they would like to work on.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar
LMHC #006253-1 (Expires: 2019-09-30)
Lauren has created a space in which I feel that I can express myself fully. The support she provides is fair, judgement-free and thoughtful. I completely trust that she wants to help me and guide me through my personal journey. I am thankful for her kind words and positive thinking.