Hello! Asking for help during a difficult time is not easy, so I want to make sure you feel comfortable, heard, respected, and cared for as you process whatever you need help with. I hope to help by creating a safe place to let you explore what you need to feel better now and in the future.
I have my Master's in Social Work and am licensed in California and Texas. In a family treatment center, I worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and trauma/abuse. I've also helped adults struggling with developmental disabilities, substance abuse addictions, adjustment disorder, and other mental health challenges discover and reach long and short term personal, emotional, and professional goals.
I am a client-centered counselor focused on helping you reach your personal therapeutic goals during our time together. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to help individuals and couples become more self aware and work through challenges they struggle with independently. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing techniques. These tools help many individuals understand what they want from therapy, and help us work together to get you where you want to be. We go at the pace that you are ready for and I will check in to ensure that you are feeling comfortable with the pace and progress all along this journey.
You've taken a great step towards enhancing your emotional and mental health. I look forward to working on the next steps with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coaching, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CA LCSW LCSW82267
TX LCSW 67608
Lauren is thoughtful, attentive, and kind. In my time with her, she has taught me many practices to help me through moments of crisis and, importantly, to support my long-term mental wellness as well. It's clear that her thorough training is founded on a very genuine intention to help others.
My experience over my years of various types of therapy has shown how rare it is to find someone who is as impactful as Lauren has been for me. I am grateful for her support and expertise and guidance.
Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Lauren for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
She's absolutely incredible
Written on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Lauren for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management