I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 14 years of experience. My graduate degree is in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida (CACREP and CORE duel accredited). Additionally, I hold a graduate certificate in Integrative Health, which supports spiritual wellness and health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including alcoholism/addiction, depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also counsel many people who have chronic illness or disability, experienced physical trauma, domestic violence, or emotional/psychological abuse. I have provided extensive amounts of therapy surrounding various challenges associated with Covid-19. If SCoV2 therapeutic intervention is what you are seeking, please know you are safe and validated here.
My counseling style is holistic and interactive. My approach to therapy is personalized for each client. Together we will explore theoretical options and combine aspects from multiple approaches to create a winning combination for you. I especially enjoy interventions that are creative and that delve below the surface, such as Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, and Existential Therapy. Let reality be exactly what it is - your property to build your best truth!
Therapy is one of life’s most thrilling adventures. Courageous people seek out healing and self-awareness. Every person who enters therapy and then continually engages with their therapist is fundamentally remarkable. To know thyself is to learn thyself. You are worthy of serenity, peace, freedom, and love. I can’t wait to begin our adventure together!
I employ all method of contact. You let me know what you prefer and we will formulate a plan that works.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MP19386 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Validating, caring and energetic
Lauren is exactly what I need/needed in a therapist. She meets you exactly where you are and perfectly uses her breadth of knowledge as a mental health professional in concert with her empathetic and receptive delivery and reception to make your session a conversation with an actual person. She has an immense ability to get in there and help you identify all the weeds so you can start clearing them out. She is a no bullshit amazing therapist. Highly recommend!
The best therapist I’ve ever had ❤️
Lauren is my second therapist, and I'm SO happy I made the switch. She is amazing! She really makes me feel supported and validated. She has brought a completely new perspective to the things I've been through. She knows what she's doing and I HIGHLY recommend her!!
1 session in and I'm hooked. She's a person that speaks my language , she's freakin real. She's awesome
Lauren is absolutely amazing. Validates me when I’m needing it, and pushes back when I need that. She’s been absolutely amazing!
Lauren has been very helpful in providing a hyper-logical person like myself understand and process my emotional side. It became clear by the end of the second session that she was adapting her methods to fit my unique mental framework of the world.
I appreciated this, because with my previous therapist (who I left) - I felt like I was being squeezed into a cookie-cutter one-size-fits-all approach to solving problems that were unique to me and my life. I plan to continue working with Lauren and would recommend her to other high-stress, high-pressured career-oriented people.
Lauren is wonderful!! She is funny, smart, and respectful! She listens to me, gives me the hard truths in a way that I can accept, and supports me through challenging decisions and emotions. She also works wonderfully with how I learn and process, assigning me small homework assignments to help keep me involved and thinking between sessions!! By far the best therapist I've had!
Lauren has an amazing way of weaving the comfort of chatting with therapy that feel a lot like talking to a friend. A friend with a wide array of knowledge on how I might better myself. I wish I hadn't waited so long to find someone like her to help me through these tough times.
Lauren is very attentive to following my story and is providing me helpful tools to get to the root of my issues and work towards a healthier future : )
Lauren is awesome and so open. Easy to talk with
She really helps you get in there and purge all the stuff. 10/10