IN HER WORK AS A PSYCHOTHERAPIST, LAUREN OFFERS CBT, ACT AND MINDFULNESS BASED THERAPY FOR OCD, ANXIETY AND EATING DISORDERS IN CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, UTAH, ARIZONA AND INTERNATIONALLY. LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE BELOW, OR BROWSE THE TREATMENTS & SERVICES MENU ABOVE.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY & EXPOSURE THERAPY
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is at the core of Lauren’s practice. What is CBT? CBT involves two approaches. First, Cognitive Therapy (CT) helps people to note and challenge faulty thinking patterns and beliefs. Instead of taking all thoughts as truths, CT suggests that it is wise not to believe everything you think. The second approach central to CBT, Behavioral Therapy (BT), is focused on changing actions.
The actions that are the target of treatment vary from one disorder to the next. With OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the BT treatment of choice. For Depression, Behavioral Activation is the focus.
CBT has a number of distinct subtypes. For instance, Enhanced CBT (CBT-E) and the CBT-influenced Intuitive Eating are used to treat Eating Disorders. As another example, Comprehensive Behavioral Model of Treatment (ComB) & Habit Reversal Training (HRT) are the approaches used in the treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs). Trauma is treated with Prolonged Exposure (PE).
MINDFULNESS & ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY
Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) are part of the most recent and third wave of CBT. Research has found both to be support the treatment of a wide range of disorders. Lauren uses mindfulness and meditation in her work with Clients. She also uses ACT and its focus on values to support Clients in their quest for recovery and their creation of a fulfilling life.
Lauren is committed to basing her work on researched treatments in order to best support those she works with. The approaches she uses include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and more. That said, you are a person, not a diagnosis. Each of us is unique and thus tailoring the treatment to your needs is crucial.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Psychotherapy is a joint effort between two people. Indeed, in the course of treatment the Therapist and Client form a team whose mission is to help the Client to live a fuller life. Lauren’s philosophy embodies the spirit of collaboration, respect, and appreciation that make for a strong partnership.
In this team, the mental health professional is the expert on recovery and the person seeking treatment is the expert on themselves. You might think of it like this: The Therapist has the roadmap. They have helped many people navigate down a similar road and have studied the geography of similar landscapes for years. The Client is behind the steering wheel, and has driven this neighborhood before. A lot. The Client just doesn’t know the car’s mechanics, its capacity and what the landscape looks like beyond a certain point. Perhaps there are areas that they don’t know exist or that they thought were off-limits. Through therapy, the Therapist and Client use each of their knowledge bases to support the Client in finding their way through their lives.
Lauren creates plans with each of her clients that are informed by her training and knowledge as well as the person’s goals and values. Want to learn more about Lauren’s approach? You can check out her videos, podcasts and writing here.
Lauren provides psychotherapy on an outpatient basis. While most people begin with once weekly sessions, Lauren does intensive work and, for others, meets with some on a less frequent basis. Interested to learn more? Feel free to contact Lauren here.
Lauren works with Clients online through a platform called VSee that is similar to FaceTime, Zoom and Skype but is secure and HIPAA compliant.
Online therapy is a useful alternative to in-person counseling. In fact, research has shown online treatment to be as effective as in person treatment. Lauren wrote part of an article in Psychology Today on this topic that you can find here along with some of her other articles.
Lauren provides therapy for OCD, Anxiety & Eating Disorders to people online in California, Florida, Utah, Arizona, in some other states and abroad.
Florida law requires out-of-state psychotherapists providing teletherapy services to Florida residents to provide a link to the State of Florida Department of Health: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Lauren works with youth under the age of 18, from elementary school aged children to pre-teens and adolescents. She also works with the loved ones of adults and children with mental health struggles in order to help partners and parents to provide support and support themselves. For a list of Lauren’s favorite Child and Family books (as well as other books) on OCD and Anxiety, click here.
LOOKING FOR THERAPY ?
Are you or a loved one looking for help? Lauren uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Intuitive Eating to provide specialized treatment for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders in California as well as a number of other states and countries. You can learn more about the treatments and services she provides here.
Lauren is a licensed psychotherapist in
several states. Learn more about where
Lauren sees Clients, below.
When she is doing work face to face, Lauren offers in person therapy in Newport Beach. She also provides therapy for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders throughout California. Her Clients span from San Francisco down to South Orange County and San Diego.
Lauren provides therapy for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders in the state of Utah. Since she offers online treatment, she works with people who live all across the Beehive State – from Salt Lake City and its suburbs, like West Jordan, Highland and Riverton, to Park City and St. George.
Lauren also offers treatment for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders online in Florida, and sees people from all corners of the Sunshine state. Whether you’re from Naples, Miami, or Boca Raton, Lauren can provide counseling remotely in your area.
Lauren also provides therapy in Arizona. If you’re seeking help in Phoenix, Sedona, Scottsdale or Tucson, Lauren offers specialized treatment for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders online across the Grand Canyon State.
Along with her work in the United States, Lauren offers online treatment for to a number of countries across the globe.
Online treatment isn’t the right choice for all people. An assessment must be done to determine if online therapy will meet your needs. You can reach out here to learn more.
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Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is intended for informational and education purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for therapy. If you are interested in treatment, you can email me and I will happily provide you with more information