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 dual accredited). Additionally, I hold a graduate certificate in Integrative Health, which supports spiritual wellness and mental 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, intuitive, 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!
Mental Wellness is one of life’s most thrilling adventures. Courageous people seek out healing and self-awareness. Every person who enters wellness and then continually engages with their provider 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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, 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, Post-traumatic 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
Clinical approaches: 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, Internal Family Systems
FL LMHC MH19386
UT LCMHC 13185741-6004
VT LCMHC 068.0135048TELE
Highly recommend! Lauren has helped me get through a very painful time in my life. She has helped me discover so much about myself , and I feel like I have grown so much in the months working with her.
Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Initially, Lauren and myself seemed to be a not-so-great-fit. But as we went on, I discovered that Lauren, as different as we might be, is someone that I can count on to be honest, objective, and supportive.
She sits there in the emotions with you, she helps guide you away from distortions, and she truly makes you feel that you’re in an alliance with her.
Couldn’t ask for a better therapist.
Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Lauren goes above and beyond to connect with her patients. I feel extremely seen, even when I don’t necessarily make myself visible. I’m grateful for my experiences with Lauren and look forward to more. Intuitive therapy is mind boggling, but it’s the first one that’s offered me something real.
Written on Jul 30, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
This experience has been amazing. Lauren aka my mirror is the best thing that has happened to me and I am so beyond grateful for this experience. To be able to work with Lauren is an absolute honor and I am so greatful for her!
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks
I am so grateful to have found Lauren. My previous therapy experiences felt like bandaid solutions. Instead of providing more bandaids, Lauren has helped me dive deep into my thoughts and underlying feelings to get to the core of the issues that are holding me back. And more importantly, I am recognizing my self worth in a way that I’m not sure I ever have before. I’ve had revelation after revelation during session with Lauren, and each one has led to a seemingly effortless change in how I carry myself and feel about myself. I still have work to do, but as I become more empowered each issue feels more like a little speed bump in the road, instead of a major roadblock. Thank you Lauren for guiding me through!
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Lauren is a fantastic therapist! She genuinely puts effort into making the most of each session. I would recommend Lauren as a therapist to anyone!
Written on Jun 17, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue