My name is Lauren (she/her/hers)
I am a psychotherapist based in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in working with clients who have experienced chronic pain, trauma, and anxiety. As a chronic pain survivor, exploring my own mind-body connection changed my life. The mind’s power to change and adapt is profound, resulting in healing from pain and other life challenges.
I graduated from USC with a Master’s in Social Work, and I have a Bachelor’s in Sociology. Over the past 10 years, I have come alongside people from various life paths, from young children to aging adults – including survivors of trauma and injustices such as human trafficking, homelessness, and abuse. I have worked in residential settings, recreational programs, schools, and nonprofit agencies.
I approach my work and my relationships with a social justice mindset, as well as a focus on our shared humanity. I strive toward continual self-reflection, humility, unlearning, and re-learning of intersecting privileges, power dynamics, and oppressive societal structures.