LPCC ‐ Trauma Informed/ EMDR Trained Therapist/ Clinical Supervisor
Lauren is a licensed (clinical) mental health professional counselor (LPCC), and I have been in practice since 2012. I have worked in the school system, for an outpatient mental health clinic as well as private practice. Lauren's primary therapy orientation is person-centered, believing a strong therapeutic relationship is paramount for client growth. She maintains that therapy should be an authentic experience, and the client’s need to be heard, valued, and understood is primary. She sees her role as both a leader and a follower in treatment to promote client change, and thus she practices a balance of basic empathy and unconditional positive regard, versus directedness in therapy. She uses theory and techniques from ACT, CBT/REBT, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused Therapy among other modalities. Lauren has experience working with individuals, couples, and families – adolescents and adults suffering from depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma/abuse, addiction and substance use, divorce, infidelity, family conflict, relationship issues, self-harming, suicidal ideations, and grief. Additionally, she has done work with clients involving career path, self-esteem/self-confidence, coping skills, life-transitions, and everyday issues. Her passion lies in assisting people to find their authentic self and to improve their relationships. In individual or couples’ counseling, whether one’s unhappiness stems from mental health issues or life circumstances, it is her goal to aid folks in weeding through their thorns to gain clarity and inner peace.