Lauren Northrup


About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Colorado with 6 years of experience in providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with individuals with a variety of mental health and behavioral issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship, family problems, self-esteem, and confidence issues. I have over ten years of experience working with survivors of crime and violence. I have helped first responders, military members, Peace Corps volunteers, and crime victims immediately following a traumatic event to recover and find healing.

My therapy style and approach is trauma-centered and person-focused. I am interactive and warm and believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and transparency. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy primarily influences my theoretical focus, along with Solution Focused Therapy, to establish goals and understanding of your concerns. It is extremely important to collaborate with you to tailor my treatment and approach to what works best for you and your needs. You are the expert on you, and I am here to help guide healing and growth alongside you. I believe this authentic connection facilitates the counseling relationship and aids in healing and growth throughout treatment.

I am trained and experienced in EMDR therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I am also a yoga teacher and incorporate breath work and movement with some of my clients. In-person I offer Acudetox therapy for substance use and stress reduction. My holistic and eclectic approach provides a range of services while also finding the method and plan that works best for you. I also draw from a somatic therapy, a holistic therapy that studies the mind-body connection regarding the psychological past. I utilize this theory to understand and treat past traumas that are disrupting, both physically and mentally.

While you may feel lost now, that is not an indication of how your life will continue. It takes a lot of strength and willpower to work towards a more fulfilling and happier life, and if you are ready to take the first step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #0013809 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Written by K.R. on Jun 21, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She is very concerned about my well being and checks in with me often. She is very kind and good at her job.

Written by K.A. on Nov 22, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve only been working with Lauren for two weeks but I’m very thankful to have found her. I had gone through multiple therapists before and therapy in general scared me because of the severity of my mental state. But now I feel heard and understood, I’m not just being seen to be “fixed.” I feel comfortable and cared for with the knowledge and tools Lauren has offered. She’s the help I really needed.

Written by J.E. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Lauren has been extremely helpful to me in dealing with ny anxiety and depression and getting me through some tough situations. I am extremely happy I got assigned to her and will continue to be her client. She is wonderful.

Written by D.O. on Aug 17, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Lauren Northrup is professional, helpful, and appropriately personable. She understands nuance and the importance of approaching each person's issues and concerns as uniquely different. One can expect her to ask great questions, provide different means of support and insight, and to help her patients feel more confident in how to understand and articulate themselves and their needs. A person in need can feel safe in asking for professional help from Lauren Northrup.

Written by T.E. on Aug 03, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Lauren has been great. She's really responsive. She always addresses my concerns and provides a clear path moving forward as well as summarizes what we've discussed.