Hi—I’m Lauren. I am a Princeton undergraduate with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology. I’ve been working in the mental health field for over a decade, and have extensive experience utilizing EMDR
therapy to treat patients who suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety, various phobias, trauma and substance abuse.
My approach is practical, strength-based and solution-focused. I help my clients work through interpersonal problems, process emotions, build coping skills and self-awareness to help reduce and eliminate symptoms. Together, we find practical, meaningful, and most importantly, sustainable methods to return to functional, joy-filled lives.
I treat substance abuse and provide follow-up support to help individuals achieve long-term, satisfying sobriety. I facilitate and encourage my clients’ efforts to utilize community resources and maintain sober community ties.
I have experience working as an expert witness
for patients involved in legal cases resulting from injury-related trauma (PTSD from car accidents, distress from wrongful terminations and other trauma-related psychological injuries). I have testified as an expert witness at depositions, arbitrations and trials. I also provide formal psychological evaluations for attorneys requiring documentation of their clients’ psychological damages.
I encourage people to begin therapy
when they feel they are ready. Rather than merely “co-signing victimhood,” I hold my clients accountable for their progress, and help them maximize their time and resources. I challenge my clients to apply themselves throughout the therapy process so they experience the most benefits and the best results. I encourage individuals to focus on what they can control and teach tools to address difficult relationships and life situations. We learn new behaviors, boundaries, and perspectives to expedite the healing process and start to feel results as soon as possible.
I am optimistic, light-hearted and active. You could say I am a workout freak—daily gym classes, hiking, running or tennis, and nightly neighborhood walks. I love poolside sunbathing and might be known to frequent over-priced nail salons and enjoy people watching after shoe shopping at Neiman’s.