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
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
LMHC #MH8690 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
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.