Lauren OConnell MA LMFT

Lauren OConnell MA LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Mfc77515
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 11629
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Office 1
519 La Cienega Blvd Suite 209
Santa Monica, California 90403 - United States
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Office 2
1150 Yale street, Suite 5
West Hollywood, California 90048 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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Asking for help is embarrassing and takes guts. We live in a culture that values perfectionism and individualism. These are wonderful traits that stop people from reaching out. I've seen that when we share our struggles and explore them therapeutically, so much growth is possible.

Email or Call Lauren OConnell MA LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11629

How Psychotherapy Can Help

First, you need to find a therapist who is a good fit and has the experience to work with your specific issues. This is what an initial consultation is generally about. After that, we start at the beginning, with who you are now and how you got this way. We look at what you want to do differently and how you want to grow. Through listening, thinking and sometimes laughing, we work to make meaning of what brought you to therapy and build a new foundation for your approach to life.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

People are fascinating. How they became who they are and watching as the grow and develop is profound and fun. I feel particularly grateful to work In West Hollywood and Santa Monica, cities filled with artists, writers, actors, comedians and all sorts of creative people.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

Psychoanalysis and my background in fine arts are the two main influences that guide my work at a therapist. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a vibrant and contemporary approach to mental health treatment. Currently, exciting developments in neuroscientific research display evidence of psychoanalytic psychotherapy creating new pathways in the brain, and having a lasting impact on a person.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Artists

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic

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