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Hope for people and families

About

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*Now Accepting New Clients*
My vision for counseling is to see people and families walk through life’s struggles with the help of others and hope for the future.  I would like to join you in this journey towards hope.  We are all shaped by the relationships we form and our unique life experiences. The way we respond to those encounters tells us something about who we are.  If you need a hand in processing your current struggles and finding hope again, I am here.  Together we can bear the burden, validate your needs and create room to just be.  If you desire to restore connection with others, bring meaning to your experiences or explore your unique identity, I would like to help you take the next steps. 
I offer a strengths-based approach when working with individuals, couples and families. My primary areas of focus are (pre)marital therapy, family counseling, anxiety, depression, grief, spiritual issues, postpartum difficulties and eating disorders. I enjoy integrating faith in therapy upon client request.  I have hope for all people and families because of my faith in Christ. 
I am a graduate of Baylor University where I majored in Child and Family Studies. Upon graduation, I attended Dallas Seminary and worked as a children’s director while completing my Master’s in Christian Education.  I then transitioned to community mental health and counseled families in crisis through a partnership with juvenile justice. This led me to complete a Master’s in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Seminary.  I have counseled in many settings including private practice, in-home, school, court, residential substance abuse treatment, intensive outpatient for eating disorders as well as the local church.  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy – Associate #202846 (supervised by Heather Resneder, MA, LMFT-Supervisor #201170).
I am married to Will and we reside in Allen, Texas with our daughter Maggie, son Jack and 85-lb black lab, Hank.

Therapy Services

Research says the number one factor for change in the counseling room is the therapeutic relationship.

Individual (8 yrs & up)

In individual therapy a client will meet one-on-one with Lauren. This approach is often used with those with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, eating disorders, and life transitions among other issues. Individual therapy can also be very effective in marital counseling when one partner is not ready for treatment.

Couples & Family

Couples come to therapy both for premarital and marital therapy. Lauren listens to their history, presenting concerns and desired outcomes.  Additionally, she works with the couple to determine the weightiest issues and biggest priorities. A couple’s strengths are identified and used as levers for change. 

A similar approach is also used in family therapy. At times Lauren may meet individually with the identified client, or just with the parents/guardians or with the entire family in a session. Family structure and patterns are addressed with the family’s input for healthy outcomes.

Groups

Mothergood is virtual group therapy for new moms. Moms of babies up to 12 months meet online with Lauren and other new moms for 6 weeks to cover a variety of topics relevant to this major life transition. This group is based on the counseling concept of being a “good enough” mom and offers solace to those who are struggling.


“Wonderful experience with Lauren! She has great insight and uses many methods to help all of us open up. Truly grateful to have found her! Our fees were discussed ahead of time, and have always been exactly the same. Wonderful group!”

– Anonymous


Insurance & Rates

Therapy is $90/hour. Lauren does not currently accept insurance. A sliding scale rate is available for those in financial need.