Lauren Familia

Lauren Familia, MS, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: 929 223 7612
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Aetna, Cigna, Level 2 Clinician
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Lauren (She/Her) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has a master’s in school counseling from Brooklyn College and a certificate in mental health counseling from Alfred University. As someone who is kind and intuitive, Lauren has always been a helper who seeks to understand others.  As a person with family members with various mental health disorders, it has been Lauren’s goal to decrease the stigma of mental health, increase awareness, and provide easy access for mental health services. She has years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families both in private and school settings. She has provided therapeutic services to clients who have been incarcerated, homeless, and have substance abuse issues. She has extensive experience working with students and clients that have ADHD, ASD, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. It has been a pleasure for her working with children, adolescents, and adults, and assisting them with increasing their social skills, self-esteem, and emotional regulation skills. As an extrovert/introvert and someone who loves learning about herself and others, Lauren enjoys working with people of all ages and all backgrounds. She has experience doing individual and group therapy.

In treatment with Lauren, she utilizes a holistic, non-judgmental, empathetic approach rooted in active listening. She believes therapy should be catered to the needs of the person or groups of people. She incorporates her adaptability, patience, and creativity into her work. She frequently uses the modalities of person center therapy, trauma informed care, emotion focused therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy.

Lauren wants her clients to feel empowered, safe, strong, and heal from any trauma they may have. While working with Lauren she will provide a secure environment in which you can work on your goals, express/identify your feelings/emotions, and utilize various mindful skills. Lauren is caring, which allows her clients to feel supported.

She enjoys running and cycling in various New York races. She loves reading, her favorites are mysteries and classics. She likes to cook, go to concerts, and spend quality time with her friends, family, and her cockapoo Mickey.

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