Lauren O'Shea

LAMFT

Lauren O'Shea
732-982-2888

Lauren O'Shea

LAMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LAMFT
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1055 Parsippany Boulevard, Suite 404
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

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My Approach to Helping

I believe in creating a therapeutic environment in which a patient can be free to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without judgement, with a therapist who can provide insight that assists patients in identifying core values, schemas, and beliefs that are not serving them well. Together, the goals are to create a plan that results in a healthier more balanced life. It is my belief that everyone can benefit from psychotherapy in order to attain these goals.

My psychological areas of interest are cluster B personality disorders as well as social psychology. I enjoy writing and blogging about psychology and how it helps us understand and improve humanity. In my free time, you’ll find me with my little boys and husband, participating as an activist to support a free-thinking & humane society, enjoying game nights with friends, reading, exploring aromatherapy and yoga, as well as returning to my hometown of New York City.

More Info About My Practice

I am licensed in New Jersey as a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at a local college where I teach undergraduates psychology and sociology as well as a Ph.D student studying Clinical Psychology. I earned my Master’s Degree in Psychology from Northcentral University with CACREP accredited coursework in marriage and family therapy. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Letters and Society with a minor in psychology from the City University of New York, after which time I lived in a variety of states around the country as a military spouse.

I have been trained in systems theory, which looks at the interaction and effect each aspect of a system has on another, whether it be a family or society as a whole. My clinical training included working at an outpatient setting, where I provided diagnoses and treatment to a variety of patients with differing mental health issues.

My particular approach to psychotherapy combines my systems theory training with clinical psychology and consists of evidence-based treatment methods. These include, but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, psycho-education, and positive psychology.

My experience as a postpartum doula allowed me to assist new mothers and their families with newborn care, parenting and the lifestyle changes that come with parenthood, including postpartum depression and anxiety. I have many years of experience working with developmental disabilities as well as working with parents involved with the court system to assist in the prevention and treatment of abuse/neglect.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills,Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Testing and Evaluation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, Women's Issues

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills,Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Testing and Evaluation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, Women's Issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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