Lauren Stenzel

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #L5250 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by T.Y. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 4 months

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.

Written by B.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by L.A. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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

Written by A.N. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by S.H. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very kind and flexible with my time constraints.

Written by K.I. on Dec 24, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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!!

Written by G.I. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by S.H. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

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.

Written by K.E. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very caring and knowledgeable

Written by K.A. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

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.

Written by E.R. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

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!

Written by J.O. on Nov 01, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Lauren is very grounded and offers great insight. Very easy to talk with and provides very warm insights when working through the grief process.

Written by M.I. on Oct 03, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by K.E. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lauren is great. She is very understanding and helpful.

Written by M.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by K.A. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks

Lauren is fabulous. Perfect match for me.
Couldn’t ask for a better counselor.