Lauren Hales

(LMHC)

About Me

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!!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Bipolar disorder
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH8690 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by G.I. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Good Job!!

Written by M.E. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by D.A. on Oct 30, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Love Lauren!

Written by J.E. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by A.N. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by A.N. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by K.E. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Lauren really knows how to address me concerns.

Written by M.I. on Aug 18, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by K.R. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Very helpful and I feel like im making progress and working through my issues.

Written by A.N. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by D.A. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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!

Written by E.L. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.A. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lauren is amazing. A good listener and supportive of my needs and my priorities.

Written by S.W. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Lauren is insightful, patient and sensible. I feel comfortable relating to her.

Written by S.A. on Feb 01, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Dec 22, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.E. on Aug 14, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Lauren has a really warm caring manner. She has the right balance between listening and suggesting strategies and tools.

Written by S.U. on Aug 13, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Lauren has been really helpful and understanding and has really put me at ease.

Written by T.A. on Jul 19, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Lauren is patient and understanding. A pleasure to work with, and she has helped me a lot! Thank you Lauren.

Written by A.L. on May 12, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and anger management

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.

Written by A.N. on Mar 14, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Lauren is very undertaking and supportive, her honesty, authenticity and loving presence is all that is need for this work. I strongly recommend her.

Written by M.A. on Jan 31, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

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.

Written by E.V. on Jan 03, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by A.L. on Sep 26, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks

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.

Written by N.O. on Sep 23, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

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.

Written by S.T. on Sep 11, 2018 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and anger

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.