I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from ASU in 2013. I have training in ACT Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Couple's Therapy, and EMDR. I am a trauma therapist who is currently seeking EMDRIA certification for EMDR which means that I've had advanced training and additional supervision to ensure that I'm providing the best care.
I worked for 7 years in the child welfare system working with families, individuals, and children. As I result I was exposed to a variation of trauma and human experiences. I have experience working with domestic violence, substance abuse, various forms of abuse, and parenting skills assistance. I worked in the private practice field for 2.5 years before deciding to venture out on my own.
My goals for my clients are for them to feel safe, seen, and heard. I have a relaxed style, and enjoy teaching clients new skills. I am a big fan of using EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and experiential therapy. I believe whole heartedly in the mind, body, spirit connection and I love implementing holistic principals if it's a good fit for the client. I am also a safe place for LBGTQ community and the BIPOC community.
I provide marriage counseling as well as counseling for individuals, teens, and families. I enjoy helping people with anxiety, grief and loss, stress management and life changes, trauma, improving self esteem and happiness, improving communication, learning to have healthy relationships, and co-parenting.
I am an undercover nerd. I enjoy learning new things and I'm always reading at least 3 books at a time. Working out and being in nature are some of the activities which help to level me out in these crazy times we are living in. I have 2 little girls who think I'm their hero, and a husband who is along for the journey of life. I've had my own struggles with addiction, both personally and in a family context; as a result, I'm super familiar with 12 step recovery process. My favorite color is turquoise, and I love Vans shoes.
I’m Lauren Reed, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner and I have been in the social work field since 2016. I graduated from Arizona State University in 2018 with my master’s degree in social work as a HEALS (Healthcare Education and Leadership) scholar. I love being a social worker as it has afforded me the opportunity to work in a range of environments from community mental health services, health care management, and private practice.
As a psychotherapist I specialize in working with teens, adults, and couples in areas including depression, maternal mental health, anxiety, relational problems, communication, substance use, grief, and trauma. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Maternal and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Healing is messy, and it’s also beautiful! The good news is there are many things you can learn and unlearn about yourself and the world you live in. I will support you through that healing process. I like to create a space that is warm and down to earth through a person-centered approach. I recognize that there are many paths to the same destination, and I do my best to make sure we are on the path that feels right for you. People who are seeking a collaborative, creative and interactive style will find that with me. I “seek to understand than to be understood” and use that as a guiding principle in my practice.
In my spare time I am a lifetime learner of random things. I enjoy attending trainings, conferences, and listening to podcasts. Laughter and riding my bike are two ways that I try to stay present in my life. I also like to tap into my creativity through writing which brings me much peace. I am married with three children that keep me on my toes and constantly teach me more about myself.
Currently I am providing telehealth appointments during late afternoon and evening hours. I will also have some limited in person evening sessions available in the front half of the week.
I look forward to getting to know you and being a part of your healing journey!
Personal transformation is not easy. Healing yourself takes time. Letting go can sometimes feel overwhelming. Building new habits can seem like an uphill battle. Even with all of these challenges, inner-work is worth it. This active form of self love can radically change your life.
Hours are subject to change due to holidays. Additional afternoon telehealth appointments available not shown in office hour availability.
1166 East Warner Road Suite 204-A, Gilbert, Arizona 85296, United States
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