Lauren O'Connell


Lauren O'Connell


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Mfc77515
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


1150 Yale Street
Suite 5
Santa Monica, California 90403

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My Approach to Helping

You’re a sensitive, creative person who struggles to prioritize yourself. You feel burnt out, adrift and anxious from giving so much of yourself to others. You want to be able to do the work you love without feeling distracted by how much other people need from you, it feels like you're running on emotional and creative empty. I help creatives who are willing to put in the time and effort to change feel less drained, more inspired, and more authentically connected to friends and family.

More Info About My Practice

My goal is to help you develop a healthier relationship with your career while gaining a deeper understanding of yourself as an artist, partner, and person.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I have a background in fine arts as a painter and cartoonist and so I get the unique emotional challenges that come with being a sensitive, creative person working in a competitive field. I'm happy to talk on the phone for a free consultation call and answer any questions you have about getting started.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Creatives, outsiders and misfits.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • 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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