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Nancy Lautenbach, LMHC

Trauma and abuse Grief Eating disorders Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts and Hawaii and a registered expressive arts therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bi-polar), eating disorders and body image, self-esteem, career challenges, and grief and loss. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm, authentic, and engaging. I focus on treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while addressing issues of diversity. I maintain a person-centered, strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and narrative counseling. I believe in the healing power of art and can incorporate creative activities into counseling sessions. My primary interest is in empowering women and girls to find their voice, accept their bodies, and reclaim their lives. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MA LMHC 11452



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

As a therapist she is amazing, am thankful to have her be part of my life and this journey I am on to better myself and my family

Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Nancy has been very helpful in my experience. I would recommend her to anyone seeking therapy.

Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Nancy is great and flexible and very kind. She understands and gives great advice

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nancy has been wonderful helping me work through my self-image and self-compassion issues.
I entered therapy with little hope of actually being able to change my continuous, negative self-talk dialogue and a strong dislike of my physical appearance, however I was matched with Nancy and she immediately knew how to help. We worked through multiple sessions of the Be Body Positive Model, which had me do introspective exercises and opened my eyes to why I was feeling this way. Nancy also gave me great suggestions to help me begin to change my ways of thinking.
After multiple sessions, I can honestly say I no longer have the continuous negative self talk like before, and I am learning to appreciate, and accept, my body for what it is. Nancy has given me tools to continue on this journey even after the formal program has finished, which I know I will continue to use!

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning eating disorders

Nancy is always willing to message with me between sessions if I need it, which is a huge relief and takes therapy to a whole new level! She and I have cultivated such a good working relationship and have a meaningful connection. I truly owe much of my progress this year to Nancy and her willingness to listen to my problems :)

Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Nancy makes it extremely comfortable to discuss difficult topics that have embarrassed me for years such as embracing my feminine sexuality and my desire for sexual connection. It’s freeing to be able to have a dialogue about this without feeling any judgment.

Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd