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Lauren Oates, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello, my name is Lauren. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) in Kentucky. I also am nationally board certified in Art Therapy (ATR-BC). I have spent the past few years working for a non-profit community mental health organization providing therapy for people and families in need.

My approach to therapy is very person-centered and adaptable. I am a professional therapist, but you are the expert when it comes to your own life, and it is important that therapy be tailored based on each client's goals and needs in order to be as effective as possible. I am interested in helping people in a way that utilizes their unique strengths rather than focusing only on a diagnosis. The goal is to achieve a positive, healthy state, which does include overcoming difficulties, but is more than that.

I am also able to provide art therapy for those who are interested. Art therapy can be useful in cases where it is difficult to express something, or for figuring out how one feels about something. Additionally, the act of making art can be enjoyable and therapeutic in itself.

I believe that mental health is just one more part of overall health, and that seeking mental health care should be regarded as similar to receiving any other kind of health care.

Every person experiences times when extra help would be valuable, but not everyone seeks out that help. If you are considering therapy, even if you are hesitant, I encourage you to get in touch so that I can help you move in the direction of overall wellness.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

KY LPCC 246357


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lauren Oates. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

It’s my first time trying therapy and Lauren has been the perfect guide for me. She is gentle, kind & open while being focused on helping me help myself. Therapy is good stuff! Thanks Lauren, talk soon!

Written on Sep 02, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and career difficulties

Lauren is professional, warm and kind. She is thorough in her introduction and creating a therapeutic environment online. I appreciate her ability to give homework that is supportive to my goals and feedback that is constructive.

Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She really listens! She helps you find the answers and gives feedback when it’s needed. Super helpful and gracious.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shes awesome as heck

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I love Lauren so much.

Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Lauren for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Very good. Talk about her to my friends because she helps me so much

Written on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem