Licensed Professional Counselor
Lauren Brewer, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who aims to work collaboratively with individuals and couples to assist them in gaining insight and increased self-awareness. During the therapy process, she guides clients to help them work on identifying negative and/or blocking beliefs and help form more positive perspective-taking and a more optimistic outlook. Some other factors that are commonly addressed in therapy are problematic behaviors and unhealthy or ineffective ways of coping. Lauren assists in helping clients discover their full potential and provide the support and encouragement to promote growth and change. Utilizing a trauma-informed approach, Lauren assists clients to achieve a better understanding of how their trauma history continues to impact them and work to resolve issues related to their trauma.
Lauren believes a strong therapeutic relationship is key to a successful therapeutic experience. She meets clients where they are, with an empathic and nonjudgmental approach. Her goal is to create a safe space where her clients feel supported and empowered to heal and achieve a richer, fuller life.
As part of meeting clients where they are, Lauren uses an integrative approach to meet clients specific, individual needs. Lauren is skilled in utilizing various approaches, including Person-centered Therapy, Humanistic, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dialectical-behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Reality therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy.
Lauren’s experience includes but is not limited to managing stress, depression, anxiety, addiction and substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, relationship issues, and difficult transitional life experiences. She has also worked with many individuals with chronic mental health challenges, including dual-diagnosis, mood and personality disorders, dissociative disorders, and psychosis-related disorders.
Other areas Lauren is passionate about integrating into therapy are aspects related to the mind-body experience. She assists clients with utilizing techniques to feel closer, more secured, and at peace with oneself. Some of these techniques include mindfulness, meditation, and grounding. Lauren is also passionate about helping client’s achieve intentional living. This involves in-depth exploration of clients morals, values, and goals and using this insight to achieve a gratified and fulfilled lifestyle.
Lauren is devoted to her own self-care (and encourages her clients to do the same)! She enjoys spending time with family and friends and her two cats, practicing yoga and other forms of exercise, and spending time outdoors. Some of her other interests include cooking and baking, watching sports, and traveling.
How to Get Started
Lauren provides therapy in-person at the Pittsburgh office as well as via online therapy for your convenience. You can reach us at 412-322-2129 or email us at email@example.com to get started. Or contact us here.