You feel overwhelmed, confused, & anxious.
You usually appear to have it all together on the outside, while inside it never stops. A recent change has left you feeling confused and lost. Your friends seem to have figured it out but no matter how hard you try, you still feel like an imposter. You lay your head down at night and your mind won’t turn off. You may have found unhealthy ways to cope. This change has brought up past pain that you thought you had moved on from.
Being a therapist excites and fulfills me. I truly believe it is what I was meant to do with my life. Throughout my work as a therapist, I’ve discovered two things that are common in most of my clients- all have had scary and upsetting things happen in their life and they are doing their best to overcome that. The absolute raw strength that my clients exhibit is nothing short of awe inspiring.
You’ve thought about making a change and coming to therapy for a while.
It’s a big step and a worthwhile one. I have experience in residential settings, inpatient treatment, outpatient mental health and substance use treatment, and higher education. I have worked in prevention and treatment services for mental health and substance use disorders. I am proficient in medication assisted treatment for opioids and has counseled clients who are on medication assisted treatment. After a decade of working in the field, I know that all humans want to feel safe, loved and connected.
I help by:
-creating a space that is warm and non-judgmental
-honor the courage and bravery it takes to be on the journey of self-improvement
-encourage and welcome difficult thoughts and feelings
-connect the patterns of thinking and behaving that hasn’t been working
-recognizing the difference between observations and judgements through mindfulness
-setting and prioritizing your self-care
-guiding you to live a life that aligns with your values
If you’re ready to finally catch your breath for the first time in years and feel relief, now is the right time to reach out.
Lauren is the owner of LMV Counseling and loves to help therapists to be the best therapists they can be! If you are interested in joining our practice, please contact us through our contact page.