Most of the time, most of us, are just doing the best we can. When we get stuck, it’s due not to inability, rather lack of experience or knowledge. Sometimes we just need to be heard and feel understood. Sometimes, we need to add more skills to our toolbox or see things from a different perspective.
Throughout the years of my experience in hospitals and private practice, many advances have been made in the field of psychology. We understand so much more about how our brains work! We’ve developed new techniques and refined old ones to help rewrite new neural pathways, change negative thinking habits and heal emotional trauma.
I try to approach each client with total acceptance of where you are and who you are right now. As we explore the issues you are dealing with, I hope to be able to teach you some new, highly effective ways to feel more in control of your emotions, reactions and your life. I use a compassionate, multifaceted approach of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, EFT and even exercise to empower you to help yourself.
I look forward to joining you on your life’s journey.
You can do this!!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Mood Disorders , Self-Harm Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH8690 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Absolutely love Lauren, she has created a good relationship with me where she knows when to push me and when I need more time. Don't know where I'd be without her!
I've been working for the better part of the year. She has been a huge part of healing olds trauma while helping me identify unhelpful behaviors, discover what I would like to replace them with
and work through adjusting my behaviour. I have done the slow hard work and can fully see how therapy can be life changing in providing a better quality of life regardless of the adverse situations you have or are experiencing.
After a few weeks of counseling I find myself looking forward to our sessions when things come up during the week I know I need help or advice on.
Lauren is wonderful! I took a break from counseling and once I knew I needed to come back, Lauren was my option! She was great to work with before and now, we are picking right up from where we left off as if we have not missed a beat. She is just what I need!
She as helped me in the past, I hated that I had to discontinue working with her for a season. Our session assisted me in clearing the fog of emotions I was unable to navigate through on my own. Life really doesnt have a rule book and sometimes we need help changing our perspective to a better one...i still have the old worksheets saved that was a great aid to that. Now that I seem to be in a more secure financial state, it is something that I look foreword to doing more consistently.
Talking to Lauren feels just like talking to a friend. I would say I’ve regained a lot of confidence in my decisions and in myself overall since being paired with her. I’d recommend to anyone.
Lauren really knows how to address me concerns.
This is a very understanding, experienced and pleasant person who helped me a lot. She answered all messages and was on time with sessions. I hope i will continue counseling someday.
Very helpful and I feel like im making progress and working through my issues.
Lauren is wonderful. She’s helped me navigate a ton of hard things and has supported me though major decisions and transitions. I feel heard and supported. 10/10 would recommend.
Lauren is a wonderful counsellor, I felt immediately at ease with her. She is a great listener and offers practical, non judgmental advice. She encourages and supports me to be the best version of myself by teaching me useful skills to manage my anxiety. Thank you Lauren!
I have only had one session with Lauren, but so far the communication has been great and I feel supported outside of the session via chats, etc. She has also given me some great tips for in between sessions. Looking forward to continuing and seeing how things progress.
Lauren is amazing. A good listener and supportive of my needs and my priorities.
Lauren is insightful, patient and sensible. I feel comfortable relating to her.
Lauren has given me a safe space to express my deepest thoughts, feelings, fears and desires. She has offered me support, encouragement, guidance and clarity during a challenging time in my life. However, the most valuable gift she has offered me is her unconditional acceptance; which by way of example, is teaching me how to have self-compassion and self-acceptance. My self-esteem and overall outlook on life has greatly improved, over these past months, since I started working with Lauren.
Lauren is really wonderful. She has supported me through some tricky and confusing times and helped me rediscover hope, joy and my home. She is honest, relatable and creates a very safe space. I've really enjoyed having her as an outlet and I would highly recommend her for anyone who requires some guidance.
Lauren has a really warm caring manner. She has the right balance between listening and suggesting strategies and tools.
Lauren has been really helpful and understanding and has really put me at ease.
Lauren is patient and understanding. A pleasure to work with, and she has helped me a lot! Thank you Lauren.
I have recommended the company throughout our company for people that are looking for assistance and someone to communicate with. I find Lauren to really listen to what i am saying without judgement and give me ideas, tools and brain storm with me on solutions to get me on the right path. Really appreciate the quick response and the communications. Its like having a pen pal that really gets you and can actually give good advise.
Lauren is very undertaking and supportive, her honesty, authenticity and loving presence is all that is need for this work. I strongly recommend her.
This is my first time ever seeking professional help. Lauren has put me immediately at ease and taught me that it is ok to feel what you are feeling and that there are ways to stir your mind toward a more positive and better you. I feel understood and supported and I am always looking forward to Lauren's messages. It feels like talking to a friend who is always there for your along with some handy advice. I thank Lauren from the bottom of my heart! I can only recommend her as a counselor.
Lauren has a knack for wading through the nonsense to get to the real issue.
You can trust that she will understand your problems before you know it.
Talking to Lauren is like talking to an old friend. I feel like we really click and I have a lot of confidence in her expertise. Very trustworthy, honest and easy to talk to.
My first counselor ever, and she gave me a good example of a counselor's importance and what they add to your emotional and mental health. Definitely, absolutely, I would recommend Mrs. Hales.
Joining BetterHelp is proving to be beneficial to me. I get the chance to articulate my issues in an environment that I feel I can open up and not I don’t feel judged. My counselor is brilliant and so knowledgeable. She has helped me and is helping me find new skills to cope with my fear and angry outbursts. I understand it will take time and I’m enjoying the journey.