Lauren Methven

LAC

is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) who obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis from Walden University. Lauren has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years in various settings including residential programs, IOP/outpatient treatment programs, and substance abuse treatment centers. Due to working in these settings, she has experience working with individuals with a variety of mental health issues including bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders as well as those diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. 

 

When treating clients, she uses multiple forms of therapy based in a person-centered approach. She also incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, motivational interviewing, psychoeducation, and mindfulness. She believes each client is unique and that each approach should be tailored to what the client needs based on where they are in their therapeutic journey. She understands that seeking therapy can be a scary and uncomfortable process, so she believes that creating a safe environment and forming a solid and strong rapport is essential.

This Therapist accepts the following Insurances:

Aetna (Not Including NJ Family Care/Better Health), Beacon Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield (Not including NJ Family Care), Cigna/Qualcare, NYS Empire