My name is Lauren, I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Oregon for over 8 years but have been a social worker for over 20. 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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #L5250 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Lauren Stenzel is easy to talk to and creates a judge free environment. I always feel comfortable and have learned so many beneficial techniques for navigating relationships and anxiety.
Lauren is a fun and sweet person to talk with. She has an incredible set of tools that helped me start feeling better right away and will be strong mental health reminders for me every day.
Lauren is my perfect match. She has this amazing ability to just listen and then she holds up a mirror and says one thing and boom. Lightbulb. I really value my time with her and she has been an asset on my journey of self improvement
Lauren has been very good at listening to what I have to say and not being judgmental. She relates when she can which makes me feel less alone. And when I really need her she responds right away. Thank you Lauren!
Very kind and flexible with my time constraints.
Lauren is very helpful and encouraging. I value her opinion and appreciate her perspective. I look forward to more insight from her and would definitely refer a friend to her!!
Lauren is a warm, caring person. She is a great listener, and she is inciteful with her guidance. I feel very supported by her. She is responsive to all my messages, and she initiates messages checking in on me throughout the week. Without hesitation, I reccomend Lauren as a skilled and compassionate couselor.
As a counselor, I am like talking to Lauren and having my own counselor. She is kind and has helpful comments. It is enjoyable to talk to her.
Very caring and knowledgeable
Lauren has been extremely supportive and responsive to me during a very stressful time. She listens without judgement and offers me different suggestions to better cope with my depression and anxiety. Lauren really cares about my well being and checks in with me regularly between visits.
Lauren is so incredible at listening from a place of understanding and support. She always grounds me in my emotions and helps define a path through them rather than avoidance. She has really helped me through my pain and have been able to develop a lovely professional friendship with her as well!
Lauren is very grounded and offers great insight. Very easy to talk with and provides very warm insights when working through the grief process.
Lauren has an excellent understanding of the issues i face and what drives them. She is clearly an expert in her field and i really appreciate her compassionate and understanding approach.
Lauren is great. She is very understanding and helpful.
Lauren is amazing to work with. She is patient and listens very well. She makes me feel heard and helps me whenever I feel overwhelmed.
Lauren is fabulous. Perfect match for me.
Couldn’t ask for a better counselor.