Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are looking for help. Maybe you are struggling in a relationship, going through a life transition, or want to stop using drugs or alcohol or pornography. Maybe you question your purpose in your ho-hum, mundane daily routine. And even maybe…it’s all of the above.
Asking for help is hard! I know this to be true. I spent a lot of years doing it alone. Some days, I was really good at keeping it all together, and some days, I wasn’t sure which way was up. Then I found counseling. Counseling changed my life; having a person – dedicated to me – changed my life.
I want to be with you in those lonely places. As your counselor, I want to listen to what your words are saying and what your feelings are feeling. I really like feelings – especially contradicting feelings. Did you know? You can actually feel happy and sad at the same time? Anger and contentment? Be struggling with an addictive behavior and spend time in recovery? Our brains and bodies are powerful and we can learn from them if we take some time to listen and experience what’s going on behind the scenes. I want to sit with you as you discover yourself.
I have been counseling at Individual, Marriage and Family Enrichment since January 2019. I enjoy working with adult individuals and couples, those of you looking for someone to meet you in your reality and untangle the confusion, unmet desires, and hopelessness. When we meet, I will talk to you about what you want to talk about, what’s happening in your present life, and how your past experiences have shaped your current circumstances. I practice EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy) in marriage and couple’s therapy and am excited to share with you how EFT can help you and your partner move toward each other and become closer than you have before. Sometimes I may give homework prompts or book recommendations and sometimes I may not. We will work together to tailor your counseling experience to you.
While I have not always worked in a counseling setting, my life experiences always included working and talking with people. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication and have worked as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism for eight years. In December 2019, I graduated with a Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stephens College.
Let’s find a time to talk about what you’re looking for and how I might be able to help you. You can contact me below and someone will be in touch with you soon. I look forward to meeting you and being that person dedicated to you.
Contact Lauren: firstname.lastname@example.org