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Lauren Kelly, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I know asking for help is not always the easiest thing to do and I seek to honor the effort it takes to stretch, grow, change and open yourself up in order to reach out. I love working with families, couples and individuals alike. I am a well seasoned therapist with over 20 years of experience helping others with many and varied challenges in their lives. As a Family Therapist, I believe life is all about relationships and connection and this gives me a unique and valuable perspective most individual therapists may not have. I have experience helping people recover from trauma, deal with grief and loss and restore broken relationships. I specialize in helping clients work toward life balance, working from wherever they are to wherever they want to be. I am authentic, non-judgmental, honest, hilarious (or at least I think I am), and look forward to helping you on your journey.

I will be available to work with you on Monday through Friday (I take Saturdays and Sundays off) via live chat, asynchronous texting, phone or video. I currently live and travel in my small motorhome in the West and Southwest so my time zone may be a bit different than yours, which is often advantageous. I grew up in California (please don't hold that against me as I left as soon as I could) and I have lived in WI, UT, AZ, GA and Alaska (at the Top of the World in Barrow).

I look forward to speaking with you.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lauren Kelly. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Lauren is kind, encouraging, and an incredible listener. She is a safe place to process past trauma, and I highly recommend her.

Written on Jul 07, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Lauren was perfectly paired with me

Written on Jun 03, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Lauren has been very understanding of my situation and gives me and my boyfriend exercises that are very helpful and will be beneficial to my therapy. I feel that with her assistance I'll be able to overcome the trauma in my past and become a more open and trusting person as well as deepen the relationship with my boyfriend.

Written on May 28, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lauren has been very helpful so far during our sessions. She always gives me something to think about and work on that is applicable to our conversations and what I am going through. She has been very flexible and understanding with my schedule, needs and concerns. She is a great listener and has applied her knowledge and expertise to the situations I have brought forth to her. I appreciate her time and wisdom a lot.

Written on Apr 15, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am very grateful that I was matched with Lauren as my therapist. She’s such a good listener, provides great feedback, and provides strategies for working through issues. She’s got a very calming presence & frequently reminds me of other opportunities to check in beyond the weekly video sessions.
When we were first connected, I especially liked that she spoke to her ideas on how we’d work together, and the ways she would be available to me as a client. She’s consistent & reliable with schedules, and lets me know in advance of any upcoming absences. I appreciate her invaluable help & support.

Written on Apr 01, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

Lauren does a great job of meeting me where I’m at and helping me grow and give me confidence and strength in creating boundaries.

Written on Mar 29, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties