Lauren Stanley

(LMHC)

About Me

I am a mental health counselor licensed in New York State with primary experience working with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood instability, addiction and both childhood and adult trauma.
My counseling style is empathetic and sincere. I believe in treating anyone with respect, compassion and a lack of judgement. In my work I utilize a combination of a cognitive-behavioral, compassion focused and psychodynamic approach. I believe the client is the center of therapy and plan to work with you in addressing the concerns you present. Together we will work to identify challenges you experience, barriers you are facing and work to develop effective and healthy coping skills.
I will be available through a variety of modalities throughout this journey together so that we can find a way to best meet your needs and goals. I am looking forward to working with you and seeing what we can help you accomplish together!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #009735-01 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks

Lauren is amazing! She's calm, collected, not afraid to say what's on her mind, but at the same time makes you feel like she's on your side. I haven't done therapy before but I couldn't have asked for a better person!

Written by K.E. on Oct 23, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Lauren has been very helpful in helping me deal with a variety of issues that I’ve had and am continuing to get better at dealing with. A fabulous human being indeed!

Written by G.R. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Lauren is a great counselor! She hears what you have to say and provides great advice and solutions for you to try. She checks her messages frequently and never left me on seen. I've learned a lot from her and can say I am in a way better place now than I was in 2 months ago. I am going to miss having her as my counselor, but I am glad that I got to have a relationship with this amazing woman for this small period of time in my life. 10/10 would recommend!

Written by A.U. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

I have really enjoyed working with Lauren for the past few months. She’s helped me to consider my life in new ways and has asked questions that have made me reflect and realize things differently. She’s given me motivation to make positive changes and has been encouraging all along! Thanks Lauren!

Written by T.O. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I just started working with Lauren so I can’t really speak to long term care but her responses thus far have been very insightful and have really helped me make sense of my personal and familial issues. She is prompt and timely in her responses as well. I look forward to continuing to work with Lauren and I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in BetterHelp

Written by B.E. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Lauren has been helping me a lot and just helping me see the reality of my situations and becoming my own best friend. She kind of breaks down things to me so I can get through phases of guilt.

Written by A.N. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I really appreciate the thoughtfulness of Lauren's responses. I wasn't actually aware I had an option that was not primarily text based on this platform, though now that you mention it I do see there is a little mic and video icon near the bottom of the screen. I don't think that is a critique of Lauren, however, more of a critique of BetterHelp as a platform.

Written by R.U. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Lauren has been very responsive since we were originally matched. She has been especially great at communication before and after our session. I look forward to continuing to work with here

Written by J.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I could not thank Lauren enough for all her help and guidance over the past few weeks. She listened with open ears and provided the support and reassurance that I needed. Usually I keep my feelings and emotions to myself and just "get over" them but it felt like Lauren totally understood where I was coming from and that made me feel completely comfortable and want to be open. From our very first conversation, I could tell that Lauren would be exactly what I needed to get through this tough time. I had never utilized counseling before and couldn't have asked for a better first experience or counselor. Thanks again!