Hello! Asking for help during a difficult time is not easy, so I want to make sure you feel comfortable, heard, respected, and cared for as you process whatever you need help with. I hope to help by creating a safe place to let you explore what you need to feel better now and in the future.
I have my Master's in Social Work and am licensed in California and Texas. In a family treatment center, I worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and trauma/abuse. I've also helped adults struggling with developmental disabilities, substance abuse addictions, adjustment disorder, and other mental health challenges discover and reach long and short term personal, emotional, and professional goals.
I'm a lifelong Christian, and appreciate opportunities where faith can be freely discussed in therapy. Understanding God's love and plan for you can be a valuable part of healing from whatever hurt you are experiencing. I respect all faith backgrounds, and discuss with my clients what their faith means in their life to ensure that we are discussing your needs within the context of your specific faith background.
I am a client-centered counselor focused on helping you reach your personal therapeutic goals during our time together. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to help individuals and couples become more self aware and work through challenges they struggle with independently. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing techniques. These tools help many individuals understand what they want from therapy, and help us work together to get you where you want to be. We go at the pace that you are ready for and I will check in to ensure that you are feeling comfortable with the pace and progress all along this journey.
You've taken a great step towards enhancing your emotional and mental health. I look forward to working on the next steps with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coaching , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #LCSW82267 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
LCSW #67608 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
I absolutely love working with Lauren! She has given me a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings, is empathetic and educational, and very good at keeping the foundation of the conversation Christ-centered. Although some sessions may be heavy, I never feel the weight of what we discuss because she redirects the end of the session to focus on the positives. I look forward to each session with her!
Lauren is an excellent counselor. She makes it very easy which is what I was hoping for in my first counseling expet experience. She is so kind, intelligent, and great at pinpointing topics to dive deeper in. I am very pleased that I was matched with her!