Lauren BayerLMHC

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How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

My client and I will be determining therapy goals together. This is a process that occurs not only in the first session, but in the following sessions as well. Therapy is a fluid process. What short-term and long-term goals that are identified at the beginning, can easily change as defined goals are achieved and others develop. The process looks differently for everyone. Typically, in the first session, I would like to hear about what brings the client in to therapy. As we talk, the process of establishing goals will unfold itself. I am with each client on their journey, ensuring they know they are not alone in this therapeutic process.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I feel that the biggest barrier today for people seeking care is the stigma that goes with mental health. It can be a challenging first step for someone who is seeking help to reach out to make their first appointment. I have heard so many people say that they worry about how they are perceived by others if they are going to counseling. I truly believe there are times when a person can benefit from talking to an objective party. Sessions with me are held in a safe space with no judgment.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

My personality greatly influences my approach to therapy. I am a compassionate, patient, positive, and grounded person. I have a wealth of life experiences that enable me to provide empathy and understanding. Therapy is about growing as a person, learning about yourself and how you see the world. I view my client as a person who is taking the steps to be their best self. My sessions are person-centered, tailoring my approach to address the varied needs of each individual. I am passionate about this field and being a support to each client. Ideally, through these sessions, my client will develop the tools needed to become autonomous and confident in their everyday living.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

ADHD

Personality disorders

Trauma

General Expertise

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Addiction

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Autism spectrum disorder

Bipolar disorder

Chronic illness

Codependency

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits

Fees

$150

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$150

Couples Therapy

$150

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Art Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Licensure

NY, LMHC, 006917

Education

EdM, Psychological Counseling, Columbia University

MA, Developmental Psychology, Columbia University

Work History

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have experience providing in-person and Telehealth psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults in individual sessions, couple sessions, family sessions, and group therapy. I tailor my therapeutic treatment modalities to the needs of each client, ensuring a person-centered approach. I have experience working with those who suffer from varied clinical diagnoses. I have worked as a therapist in diverse settings such as outpatient therapy, partial hospitalization, inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation, residential group homes, and private practice.. I am trained in Seeking Safety, Individual and Relationship Trauma, Mindfulness, Grief Counseling, and Anger Management.

Location

Remote Therapist, Garden City, 11530, NY