I am an LPC in the state of Texas. I have been in the field of mental health for the past year doing work from local mental health authorities of intensive clients, probationary clients, and out-of-home placements. I have been working with youth and their families for the last 4 years and a wide range of adults since 2016.
I received my bachelors degree in 2014 at Texas State University in Psychology with a minor in Communication Studies to which I then proceeded to complete my masters degree in Counselor Psychology from Texas A&M- Kingsville in 2016. During my masters, I completed two thesis for presentations at two difference psychological associations for Stereotype threat and Morality Salience. My goal at the end of my research was to prove that when someone is in put in the face of adversities, we will prevail and succeed, which I proved to be true!
My approach to therapy is heavily based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but I do included techniques from DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention), Solution-focused, and Person-centered as well. In each session, I like to use my knowledge of each therapeutic technique to fit each client the best and work towards the goals they seek to complete. The art of therapy is to feel welcomed, non-judgmental, and working towards a better version of yourself to which I hope I can be a part of. I look forward to working with you on your journey!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, 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), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2022042276
TX LPC 80508
NJ LPCC 37PC00883900
Lauren was the first therapist I've ever spoken to so I was intimidated at first, but she was always so supportive and understanding of everything I talked to her about. She really was the best first introduction to therapy I could have ever asked for.
Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Lauren have been awesome. she listens well and gave a lot of help. She always check in on me even when it wasn't my session Lauren is great i'm glad i had her.
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 11 months
She is awesome, if you are on the younger side this is the therapist for you. She understands that sometimes things aren’t black and white and sometimes you really just need a person to listen in a non judging way!
Written on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Lauren is an amazing counselor and I can't recommend her enough. When I began working with her, I was nervous that I wouldn't know what to say and was worried that she'd think my issues weren't bad enough. Instead, I felt comfortable right away. She asks really good questions that make you think then listens to your responses and helps you reframe them into something more positive that helps you move forward. Lauren is an asset to Better Help!
Written on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Very sweet and nurturing, but doesn't get complacent with information that is withheld. Wants to genuinely know what you think and get on the frequency of your thought process.
Written on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching