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.





Personality disorders


General Expertise




Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Autism spectrum disorder

Bipolar disorder

Chronic illness


In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session



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


NY, LMHC, 006917


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.


Remote Therapist, Garden City, 11530, NY