Lauren Funiestas


Lauren Funiestas


Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 121004
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: I DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE AT THIS TIME. I charge a sliding scale rate of $120-$180session.

Preferred method of contact is via email at
Free Initial Consultation


Benicia, California 94510

My Approach to Helping

HOLISTIC APPROACH: My therapy practice is founded in Transpersonal and Psychodynamic modalities that blend both traditional talk therapy, mindfulness-based practices and spiritual teachings grounded in real world experience. I play an active role in the therapeutic relationship with curiosity, enthusiasm and deep emotional availability.

CANNABIS-FRIENDLY: Cannabis medicine has many benefits for people struggling with depression, anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. Although cannabis use might not be the best coping strategy for everyone dealing with mental health issues, I am a cannabis-friendly therapist who can work with you compassionately on finding a way to reduce your suffering.

TRAUMA INFORMED: Healing from trauma looks differently for everyone. While talking about how we have been impacted by horrific experiences can be helpful, trauma survivors often do not have the basic regulation skills to cope with everyday triggers. A trauma informed approach recognizes that safety in the therapy room is key to meaningful healing.

More Info About My Practice

Do you identify as an Asian American or Pacific Islander woman?
Did you grow up with emotionally unavailable parents or in a chaotic home environment?
Do you feel a disconnect from your body that you can't explain?
Are you noticing changes in your relationships that leave you feeling lonely or out of of place?
Do you feel the pressure of masking your true identity to fit into a predominantly white male society?

You might benefit from deep soul work. As your therapist, I will work with you to heal your inner child, integrate powerful shadow energy, break generational cycles of trauma & learn how to set boundaries with loved ones.

I know that your healing path may have been lonely and challenging. If you answered yes to any of the questions above, send me an email or visit my website to schedule an initial consultation. I am currently accepting clients for telehealth in California only.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    Women of color who identify as daughters of immigrants andor 2nd generation, sexual assault or child abuse survivors

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Self Psychology
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry

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