Are you dealing with relationship issues? Life transitions? Coping/stress management difficulties? Marital conflict? Generally overwhelmed? You've come to the right place! My name is Lauren Kurstin and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I obtained my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Miami in 2012 and have been seeing clients ever since!
I always aim to provide a warm, confidential, and inviting atmosphere where you can express yourself freely while working towards your goals. I believe you already have the resources you need to be your greatest self, individually as well as relationally. I want to help you break free from old habits, develop healthy coping skills, and find effective ways to respond to life’s challenging situations. Change is possible!
My expertise and true passion surround working with individuals struggling with relationship/marital conflict and/or those going through difficult life transitions. I implement mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral tools, and solution-focused methods within my practice.
I know that opening your soul to a stranger requires a great leap of faith. My number one priority is to make you feel safe and heard throughout the process. It is essential to me that we build a genuine connection based on absolute comfort, partnership, and trust! Sometimes it's necessary to laugh :) There is no judgment or bias coming from my end... just pure empathy, warmth, and a calming voice to help you uncover your strengths, and guide you to reach each one of your goals. I know it takes great courage to reach out for that extra support...way to go! I am here for you! :)
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Infidelity , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #2942 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Lauren is great. She always knows how to dig into the essence of what I'm trying to express, and asks meaningful questions that help me process things in a way that hasn't occurred to me before. She's incredibly kind, respectful, and supportive, but also not afraid to tell me when she thinks I'm making a wrong choice or need to re-evaluate a situation.
Lauren has been so helpful to me, she feels like a really incredibly knowledgeable friend who is always there to listen and provide feedback. As my life has moved out of crisis, she has always been ready to tackle the next thing I want to improve, and I value that so highly - in the past, I've had a therapist suggest that once I was out of crisis I no longer needed them. The therapy relationship has become a real support for me through all of life's highs and lows, and I really appreciate the space Lauren always makes for me in her own busy life!
Lauren is kind, sensitive and intelligent. I find her support invaluable.
Lauren has been working with me for a short period of time but I completely trust her. And she has helped me in so many ways already.
Lauren is passionate and understanding and such a warm and compassionate support.
Lauren is excellent!
Lauren Kurstin has helped council me for a few weeks now and her positive attitude and willingness to listen have helped me deal with my problems. I highly recommend her services to anyone that needs them.
In the short time, we have been speaking Lauren has been a great help to me. She is considerate and engaged in the key things I want to discuss. This is my first counselling experience and Lauren has shown me the value in having a professional voice help steer my thinking on some of the issues I face. I will be continuing to speak with Lauren upon my return from holiday.
Lauren is an excellent councillor and she makes you feel supported and like you have someone cheering you on. She always replies in a timely fashion even if she's busy on her end. She's helped and is helping me to build self esteem and confidence. I always leave our sessions with a much clearer mind and an idea what steps I need to take next. I would recommend Lauren to anyone looking to improve their relationship with others and themselves.
Lauren is a lovely therapist who listens patiently and has honest insights. I really feel like she cared about what I had to say. She opened new perspectives that helped me make better decisions.
Lauren has so far proved a very valuable source of advice and agreat listener. She is very reliable and supportive, and asks great questions with what seem to be very effective suggestions and recommendations.
Lauren is great! She works around my hectic schedule and gets me thinking outside of the box!!