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Lauren Stenzel, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Lauren, I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Oregon for over 10 years but have been a social worker for over 25. In my private counseling practice, I have experience working with a multitude of different challenges people face including sadness, depression, loneliness, anxiety, relationships challenges and grief counseling. I have a long history of working with hospice and I have developed and run several groups regarding grief and loss. I’ve worked with the hardships of the homeless as well as the ongoing trials of the aged.

My counseling style is warm, empathetic and compassionate. I do not label anyone and respect the fact that you know yourself better than I do. I will always listen to you without judgement. The types of approaches and counseling styles I use include Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Socratic Questioning. All of these styles assist you in understanding yourself and moving forward in a calm, non-judgmental manner. In using Mindfulness, we will often focus on what is happening to you physically and in the moment as opposed to being trapped by thoughts and fears which, ultimately, bring about anxiety. So many of us either agonize over yesterday and events which have already taken place, or fret about tomorrow, becoming apprehensive of future events which have not yet occurred.
Our dialog and plan will be personalized to your unique and individual needs.
Congratulations on taking the steps to make your life more fulfilling and happier. I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

OR LCSW L5250

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lauren Stenzel. 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.

I have been working with Lauren for almost a year now. I hadn't been to therapy in over a decade and a half so I was nervous about finding a compatible person to work with. Lauren has been a wonderful fit right from the start! She is kind, funny, and supportive. She is logical, direct, and honest, which is just right for me.

Her guidance and humor over the past year is invaluable!

Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Thoughtful with great recommendations for thought provoking reading.

Written on Dec 08, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

She is awesome

Written on Nov 11, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lauren Stenzel is excellent at getting to the core of my issues & concerns, and then suggesting ways for me to deal with them in both the long and short term.

Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

She is great. She listens and offer great solutions.

Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Lauren is a wonderful, compassionate therapist and I highly recommend her. She’s given me some great tools to work with in navigating my anxiety and the life changes I’ve been dealing with.

Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes