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Lauren Novak, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders
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About me

Welcome! My name is Lauren and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have 7 years of experience providing care in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including intake, residential, intensive outpatient, mobile crisis, holistic care, and outpatient. Essentially, I was intentional in gaining a broad range of clinical experience in various settings with various population groups so that I may serve as many persons as possible. I have the most experience working with addictions, eating disorders, complex trauma/abuse, LGBTQ+ related struggles, stress/anxiety, depression and relationship struggles. I am also a certified personal trainer, certified nutritionist, yoga instructor and somatic experience practitioner; I share this information because I love to learn, and I believe in offering whatever knowledge and or tools I can to those whom I serve, pending interest.

I have my own personal struggle with mental health, which is what drew me to the field. I can share more of my story; you need only ask. Seeking help is an act of courage. Visiting this website takes immense strength and vulnerability, and I am truly honored that you took a moment to read this far down my bio.

If you are curious about my treatment approach, I am integrative in theoretical orientation and eclectic in techniques. In other words, I consider multiple theories when working with an individual and am open to exploring various techniques/tools/skills from theories and discover what serves you in your healing process as we work together; I do not believe one theory or modality fits all persons; and I do not believe in limiting you in the provision of resources that may facilitate healing; nor do I believe in forcing you down a path that does not fit well with you; ultimately, it is your healing process, I am your guide.

I describe myself first and foremost as a yogi, then a healer, then a therapist. My priority is to create a safe environment for you to heal; I am often warm and very supportive, encouraging, and BIG on empowerment; I will also call you on your crud in a gentle way when clinically indicated; part of my job is to help you discover your part in unhealthy patterns and help hold you accountable so that you may change and grow in the ways you desire to do so.

With heartfelt gratitude for your time and consideration, Lauren.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Body image, Codependency, Communication problems, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Somatization, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

TX LPC 72062