Lauren Strain, LMFT has been working in the mental health field with children, adolescents, adults and families for the last 9 years. She received a Master’s degree in Counseling in 2013, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2011. She has worked in a variety of settings from domestic violence and sexual assault centers/shelters as a crisis counselor, a clinician in a private practice setting working with individuals struggling with all types of mental illness and trauma, eating disorder treatment centers providing therapy to individuals in a partial hospitalization setting, provided crisis support via hotline and in person support for individuals needing urgent assistance, and traveled throughout the community serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in their home/school environment. Most recently, Lauren worked as the Primary Therapist in a residential setting for children and teens dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, severe suicidal ideations and self-harming behaviors, and provided weekly individual and family therapy, as well as a variety of groups including DBT, multi family, process, and yoga. She has had extensive training in CBT, DBT, crisis intervention, treating eating disorders, and is certified in Mindfulness. Lauren is also a certified yoga teacher, and uses yoga as a tool to demonstrate the importance of the mind body connection.
Lauren believes all humans hold the answers and solutions to their struggles and problems, however, sometimes extra guidance and support are needed to find what they are searching for while navigating through their life journey. The therapeutic relationship is one of the most significant parts of the therapy experience, and the genuineness and unconditional positive regard provided by the clinician can be the turning point for growth, healing and change. “As a therapist, I am a companion. I try to help people tune into their own wisdom.” – Virginia Satir