Therapy is a space to feel well again and connect with yourself in a new way. I take a holistic approach to the way I practice therapy, placing the whole- person at the center of care. As your therapist, I create a nonjudgemental space for you to go deeper in self- discovery that can result in healing, positive change, and a better quality of life. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, life- transitions, self- esteem, relationship challenges, and identifying strengths to develop solutions.
The past does not define you, it is only a roadmap to get you to your next destination. Therapy provides tools to cope with life's daily challenges and can rewire parts of your conditioning that you desire to change. What's great about life is, we have the power at any moment to change our own lives and this can be done by creating new habits, new narratives, new thought patterns, and a new wellness as part of your daily routine.
My hope for you is that you will have the courage to just begin, because that's the hardest part. I will support you every step of the way and celebrate the big and small wins along your journey.
I invite you to start your path to healing, evolving, and awakening to whatever the best version of yourself is to you.
Modalities utilized in therapy:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT
Strength - Based
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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She saved my life and has helped me see things differently and to advocate for what's best for me.
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Lauren understands my goals and approaches them with an open mind. She presents herself in a warm welcoming manner. She lives in the Midwest and I like that. Midwesterners tend to be people pleasers and put others first. Lauren has taught me different ways to approach saying no and to not feel guilty.
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coaching
I love working with Lauren! I’ve gotten many insights from her that I use in my day to day life and help me greatly. Her help is invaluable. My only negative when working with her is that I feel sometimes she doesn’t respond to my messages, but she does read them because we discuss their contents in our sessions. So I do feel heard, I just think we have different expectations for the messages feature. Overall, I love Lauren and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a great therapist!
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Compassionate, Knowledgeable, Understanding, Patient, and Resourceful all while projecting a sense of calm to her clients. Everything you should want in a therapist.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
She is great the advise she gives has really helped me.
Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Lauren is AMAZING. She has already helped me look at so many things in a whole new light. She is SO compassionate, kind, intelligent, reflective, and understanding. She never once has made me feel dumb, crazy, or judged for anything I have told her. She makes me feel so validated and also empowered that I CAN make the life changes I want to. She is absolutely amazing, I would recommend her to anyone, and I am so thankful that I have found her as my therapist.
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management