Lauren Thomas

Registered Associate MFT

Lauren Thomas

Registered Associate MFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Susan Levin, LMFT 47760 & Hallie Gnatovich-Gates, LMFT 52775
Primary Credential: Registered Associate MFT - 118108
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

Fees: I charge $125 per 50 Minute Session. Ask me about my sliding scale options!
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Encino , California 91436

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome, I’m so glad you found me!

I’m Lauren (pronouns: sheherhers)! I believe that all people possess the limitless capacity for growth, self-actualization, and standing firmly and authentically in their truth. I provide services in Encino, CA and West Hollywood, CA with Telehealth availability for anyone within the state of California.

Are you feeling anxious and dissatisfied about your current way of being? Are you noticing habits and patterns that no longer serve you or have you feeling stuck? We all have patterns, learned throughout life, that don’t allow us to thrive as adults. These patterns cause us to become anxious, depressed, or question our entire purpose in life. Maybe we question the validity of our feelings or the way we navigate conflict. One of the biggest side effects of our learned behaviors is feeling inauthentic to who we truly wish to be.

In my practice, I help people in transition reclaim their power, truth, and authenticity. In our work together, I’ll first teach you mindfulness skills in order to reconnect with your body, mind, and soul. As we progress, I’ll work with you to identify maladaptive patterns, behaviors, and mindsets in order to work towards a more mindful and authentic quality of life. I will never insist I know the best way, but rather walk beside you, providing support and care while you discover your own true path to fulfillment.

My therapeutic approach is one of collaboration, trust, and respect. As a team, we’ll address and overcome the barriers blocking you from living the life you deserve. In our work together, I will never insist I know the best way, but rather walk beside you, providing support and care while you discover your own true path to fulfillment.

I look forward to meeting you!

More Info About My Practice

Due to COVID-19, I am currently conducting sessions via Telehealth!

My Role as a Therapist

Trust, Care, and Authenticity. In working with me, what you see is what you get. I'm human, I'm flawed, I'm constantly learning and growing. I strive to empower you to discover your own humanness and authenticity through our therapeutic relationship! As your therapist, I provide a firm but caring environment, allowing you to navigate your therapy as you need, while pointing out blind spots and inconsistencies along the way. But above all, I aim to gain your trust. Your trust in me to be present, honest, caring, and real!, is of the utmost importance to me, guiding our work together. Each session I'll hold the space for you to process old narratives and discover beautiful new ones, uncovering who you wish to be along the way! My goal is never to tell you how you SHOULD live your life, but walk alongside you in discovering your own ideal way of living and empowering you to live it intentionally and genuinely.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    My biggest passion is working with, and empowering, marginalized communities and those with multiple intersectional identities including Black Wom(x)n, bimulti-cultural individuals, the LGBTQIA+ community and kink community, among others.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bullying
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy

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