Lauren LevyLMFT

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

Aside from your own dedication and bravery, one of the most crucial components of therapy is your comfort and our relationship. With that in mind, as your therapist, I seek to foster a culturally-sensitive, safe, and nurturing space. I offer unwavering empathy, validation, humor, and patience as you face, explore, and work through issues that hold you back. My ultimate hope is to inspire growth, as you come out on the other side feeling more self-aware, fulfilled, and empowered.

Specialties

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

ADHD

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Careers

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

Anger management

Attachment issues

Caregiver stress & support

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Fees

Couples Therapy$190
Individual Therapy$175

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Training / Certifications

EMDR trained, Institute for Creative Mindfulness, 2022

Licensure

  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 131779

Education

Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Southern California, 2019

Masters of Education, Special Education, Loyola Marymount University, 2014

Work History

While earning her Masters in Therapy at the University of Southern California, Lauren’s initial clinical training was completed at Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling and Learning Center. During this year, she provided therapy to individuals, couples, and families, ranging from 6 – 75 years old. Through one:one relationship-building, hands-on supervision from experienced clinicians, and comprehensive training, she developed skills and strategies to assist clients with a variety of concerns, including CBT for depression, Mindfulness for anxiety, EF skills for ADHD, Gottman-inspired techniques for relationship conflicts, trauma-informed care for PTSD, and culturally-responsive competence for honoring/amplifying the uniqueness of each client. Lauren also had the opportunity to co-facilitate a grief group, supporting a veteran grief/loss mentor and simultaneously absorbing powerful techniques to process death and loss with clients, that she continues to utilize to this day. In addition, after noticing a trend in female clients struggling with confidence and self-worth, Lauren designed and co-led a well-received 8-week group therapy experience to encourage self-love, increase self-care, and build community. After graduating with her Masters, Lauren continued to hone her therapeutic skills at a non-profit group practice, Insight Psychotherapy Group and Meridian Counseling Center. Lauren worked with individuals, couples, and families–from adults to teens–on a wide-range of concerns and goals. Through these years, Lauren has intentionally targeted her clinical experience and skill-building efforts towards the following areas; grief/loss, attachment trauma, anxiety, ADHD, couples work and relationship issues and self-esteem/identity. Over time, Lauren discovered that while general talk therapy can be transformative, it does have a healing limit. Especially for those who are recovering from trauma or other distressing life experiences, she over and over again has witnessed first-hand how powerful and imperative it is to include the body and nervous system in treatment. This is exactly why Lauren completed EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing training from the Institute of Creative Mindfulness in 2021. For the right clients, this research-based modality allows the brain and body to resume its natural healing process and fully process distressing events in a safe and contained process. In 2022, Lauren shifted gears from group practice and opened her own virtual private practice. Though solo for now, she is committed to continuing to clinically evolve through experience, research, networking and training, in order to provide the care that all clients deserve.

Location

Redondo Beach, 90278, CA