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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.
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.
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.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Autism spectrum disorder
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- New York, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 006917
EdM, Psychological Counseling, Columbia University
MA, Developmental Psychology, Columbia University
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.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Lauren Bayer, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Lauren Bayer accepting new clients?
Yes, Lauren Bayer is accepting new clients.
Does Lauren Bayer accept insurance?
Yes, Lauren Bayer accepts insurance, including Sana Benefits.
What types of therapy does Lauren Bayer offer?
Lauren Bayer offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.
Does Lauren Bayer offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Lauren Bayer for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Lauren Bayer offer online therapy?
Yes, Lauren Bayer offers online therapy to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Lauren Bayer?
Lauren Bayer typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Lauren Bayer speak?
Lauren Bayer conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Lauren Bayer online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Lauren Bayer online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.