I help my clients to open to and connect with their own inner wisdom and self-love. I try to help them to become aware of the holes in their wholeness, and work with them to heal parts they have disowned or forgotten about-- to find their way back to the true, unique, strong self. I hold my clients in an atmosphere of warmth, acceptance, and respect for all of who they are-- culturally, sexually, physically, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually. I have a good sense of humor, and I think it's just as important to laugh in therapy as it is to cry or feel any other emotion.
I embrace all kinds of diversity and I see all kinds of people in my practice. I'm a woman of color and I've lived in various places in the world in my former life as an ESL teacher (and native east coaster), so I bring a wide, deep and varied perspective to my work. Nature, mindfulness, practicality, imagination, creativity, and story are elements that I incorporate into therapy, as well as aspects of the usual suspects, such as Gestalt, object relations, psychodynamics, psychosynthesis, and transpersonal psychology.
or Call Lauren Bock, MA, MFTI at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24942
More Info About My Practice
I am a registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, and my IMF number is 85756. I am supervised by Lucy Salter Deri, LMFT 52083.
I'm a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists).
Please visit my website (link above left) to learn more about me and how I practice therapy.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Diversity & issues of privilege, multicultural issues & relationships, women's issues, stress of modern life, life transitions and change, anxiety, depression, general angst, trying to get out of your own way, relationship & communication issues, grief (including about losing animal companions), creativity, spirituality, feeling overwhelmed, issues from childhood/family of origin/intergenerational trauma, recovering joy & self-love.