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Lauren Trecosta LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Lauren Trecosta Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I am called to use my experience as a Military 1 Source therapist, an advocate for bringing POW/MIAs home, and someone who was raised in military communities, to be in service as a counselor to those who serve.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in working with the military community including those in active service, their families, and veterans. She helps people balance the competing demands of military service and having a successful relationship and raising a family. She provides a confidential space for service members to manage triggering events and emotions, like anger, anxiety, depression, or grief, to help relieve pressure on themselves and their families. Depending on the challenge, Lauren uses approaches that range from a practical, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral one to an approach with a deeper dive into emotions, historical patterns, and triggers. Each has a similar goal: greater happiness, a sense of empowerment, and awareness of possibility. Lauren began her private practice in Northern Virginia. She worked with Military One Source and the majority of her clients with military personnel and/or their family members. She has been in practice for 20+ years. Most recently, Lauren began training with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) to become certified in MDMA-assisted therapy., an FDA-designated breakthrough therapy for treating PTSD. She is looking forward to using this healing modality with veterans in the future. Lauren has her undergraduate degree in Journalism, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She earned a Master s in Psychological Services and another in Education from Marymount University. She has held certifications as a teacher and elementary school counselor and is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.





Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise




Anger management

Divorce & separation

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Veterans' issues

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP



Virginia Blue Shield


First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Existential Therapy


  • Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor, 701003258


M.A. Psychological Services, Marymount University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Lauren Trecosta, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Lauren Trecosta, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Lauren Trecosta accepting new clients?

Yes, Lauren Trecosta is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, 3014 Colvin St Suite 1-A, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

Does Lauren Trecosta accept insurance?

Yes, Lauren Trecosta accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Lauren Trecosta offer?

Lauren Trecosta offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Lauren Trecosta offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Lauren Trecosta offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria, 3014 Colvin St Suite 1-A, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

Does Lauren Trecosta offer online therapy?

Yes, Lauren Trecosta offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Lauren Trecosta?

Lauren Trecosta typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Lauren Trecosta speak?

Lauren Trecosta conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Lauren Trecosta online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Lauren Trecosta online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.