Lauren is a professional counseling intern who offers therapy that centers the client and their struggles, while also creating a safe and supportive environment. Recognizing that life’s difficulties are complex and vary from person to person, Lauren accepts the responsibility of remaining open-minded and gaining understanding of cultures and identities that she may be uninformed about. Lauren believes that walking with clients through self-exploration using humor and authenticity will kickstart a journey of healing within the therapeutic space and beyond. She utilizes a psychodynamic approach with a narrative perspective, so that clients feel empowered to rewrite their understanding of experiences and trauma they may be facing.
Lauren’s experience in the sexual health field sparked an ever-growing passion for working with individuals struggling with sexual health concerns, sexuality and gender identity, sexual trauma, and how these issues interact with relationships. In addition to these stresses, Lauren works with individuals needing support with body image, life transitions, and development into young adulthood.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and is currently practicing under the supervision of Tom Hegblom, PhD, LPCC, LADC. She is in the process of obtaining a graduate degree in mental health counseling from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota as a step towards gaining licensure as a professional counselor.