“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Lauren utilizes an integrative approach to psychotherapy for individuals and couples based in New York. She specializes in anxiety issues and parental wellness. Using cognitive behavioral techniques within a feminist framework (noting the particular challenges that women encounter due to societal expectations), she helps clients reflect, grow, and make healthy relationship and professional choices. Through therapy, Lauren helps clients mindfully examine how their values, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are connected, develop coping strategies to improve their mental health, and engage in self-compassion.
Pursuant to NY Education Law Article 154, §7701, as a Licensed Master Social Worker (NY license #083186), Lauren is authorized to engage in counseling, consultations, client advocacy, and other services to address mental, social, emotional, and behavioral disorders, conditions, and more; clinical social work (which includes diagnoses, psychotherapy, and treatment planning) is practiced under supervision of a licensed clinician.
Lauren is not in-network with any insurance companies but can provide a superbill for out-of-network reimbursement if applicable. She offers sliding scale rates when needed.
Coaching & Consulting
Lauren coaches individuals, groups, and corporate clients on parenting and perinatal topics. She facilitates psychoeducational support groups for parents (new, working, aspiring, second-time, and other), coaching them on matters including overall well-being, work flexibility, gender equity, and building connections to reduce loneliness. She also provides resume review and career coaching to women seeking to re-enter the paid workforce or transition their careers. Additionally, Lauren is available as a consultant to provide thoughtful, tailored advice to organizations related to retaining talent, supporting parents, encouraging diversity and inclusion, and enhancing mentorship and morale.
As a certified facilitator in the Fair Play method developed by activist Eve Rodsky, Lauren works with corporate and individual clients to create gender equity and alleviate the maternal mental load. She partners with Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine media company to train executives and other mental health professionals in the method. Lauren also works with many programs dedicated to supporting working parents. Lauren helps employers foster a supportive corporate culture via wellness coaching to working parent, creates a community for caregivers in which she provides resources and support to help them navigate home, work, and beyond, and supports women with the transition to working motherhood.
Collaborations & Corporate Workshops
Lauren is available for speaking engagements and other collaborations. She has led workshops and trainings for law firms and other companies and nonprofits including PepsiCo, Scotiabank, Optum/United Health Group, Spotify, Chipper, Morrison Foerster, Clifford Chance, Manolo Blahnik, Renaissane, 2020 Mom, and MoMMA's Voices of the Preeclampsia Foundation. She has also hosted women's wellness and community events for brands including Veronica Beard, has been a speaker at events by organizations including the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and the Westchester County Board of Legislators, and is featured in the book Carry Strong: Rethinking Pregnancy and Work.
Lauren frequently speaks on women's wellness topics on podcasts including Working Mom Hour and Hello Postpartum and writes for platforms including Robyn: Maternal Wellness and Working Momkind, among other media. She is also a contributing author to the book Women in Law: Discovering the True Meaning of Success. Lauren is passionate about supporting women-led initiatives and giving back whenever she can. Her fundraising and community service efforts have supported organizations dedicated to maternal mental health, the career paths and health of mothers of color, refugee families, and others in need.