Lauren Grousd, LCPC
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - CC4380|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
Fees: $100 per 60 min session. I also accept Maine Community Health Options insurance and can bill out-of-network for Aetna and Cigna.
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I believe that we learn ways of being in the world that sometimes work better than others. By developing new tools, we can usually find our way forward through tough times and situations. My approach to counseling is collaborative, transparent, and accessible, and I believe that my clients are in the driver's seat. I see myself as a resource, guide, coach, or support depending on what you need from me. I also believe that our minds and bodies are part of a single system and that we live within social and cultural contexts, so I really like using mindfulness-based and biopsychosocial approaches.
In addition, I am a Certified Sexuality Educator through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) with 12 years of experience in the sexuality education field. My masters thesis focused on integrating sexuality issues into psychotherapy, and my counseling work reflects a holistic approach recognizing that our sexuality is a fundamental part of who we are. Gender, pleasure, sex, trust, intimacy, attraction, and sexual health issues are commonplace in our lives, so I think they should be in therapy, as well!
Email or Call Lauren Grousd, LCPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15971
More Info About My Practice
*My practice is currently full, but you may request to be put on a wait list. Wait times may be up to 4 weeks. Please feel free to call or email with questions, to be added to the wait list, or to request a referral to another therapist who may be able to see you sooner. Thanks for your interest!
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I think having a good fit with your therapist is essential to doing the work you want to do. I would suggest having an initial phone conversation and/or session and then think about whether you felt heard and understood. Does the therapist's approach resonate with you? Do you have the sense that s/he is on your "team" in helping you get where you want to go?
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
We all need some extra support sometimes. You may have tried things already and they haven't seemed to work, or you may be looking for another perspective on something you've been over again and again on your own. Other times, we're looking for some "expert" advice or strategies. I see therapy as a tool we can use to get where we want to go, and sometimes reaching out for help is the strongest move you can make.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
I get this question pretty regularly, and my answer really depends on various factors. How specific/general are your goals? Are you coming in with a set of "tools" and wanting to add to them, or are we working to load you up on a broader level? What does your life look like and how does counseling fit in logistically (financially and time-wise)? I typically see people once a week or every two weeks when we're doing some active work, and then we can stretch it out a bit when you're in more of a maintenance mode. Ultimately, you decide how and when to utilize therapy so it best meets your needs!
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
LGBTQIA, people going through gender transitions, kink, poly, trauma survivors
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