- BA in Art History | Rhodes College
- Master’s in Social Work | Case Western Reserve University
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Priority Health PPO
Type of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Young Professionals
- Self Confidence
About Me: Lauren Anderson
I am a compassionate therapist who strongly believes that mutual trust and understanding are essential for the success of the therapeutic process. I spend time getting to know my clients, understanding their history, and designing an effective treatment plan with their unique goals and strengths in mind.
I was initially drawn to this field by my fascination with psychology and how complex thoughts and emotions combine to create unique individuals. I have always been impressed by the depth, resilience, and strength of the human condition, which continues to inspire me in my work.
I have found great success in my work with teens and young adults and have also enjoyed excellent working relationships with my older clients. I specialize in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
My Unique Approach to Therapy
I consider the relationship between therapist and patient to be the most important aspect of psychotherapy. Suffering from poor mental health is often a very isolating experience, so it is essential that my clients know and truly believe that I care about their well-being and will always advocate for their interests. As a highly empathetic individual, I have had my own journey with mental health struggles and can truly appreciate the courage it takes to come to therapy. I feel privileged every time a client lets me into their world.
I have extensive experience providing effective, diverse mental health treatment to a variety of populations, particularly youth and young adults in crisis. While my flexible approach to therapy is unique to each client, I like to incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and psychoeducation in my clinical work.
I take a patient-centered approach to therapy and regularly ask for feedback from my patients. Common questions I ask are:
- How is the treatment going?
- Are we addressing issues you care about?
- Do you feel you are making measurable progress?
Specialized & Extended Training
My background in art history also helps me be a good therapist, as it has taught me to be observant, appreciate different perspectives, and think creatively. With my keen eye for detail and appreciation for the nuances of human expression, I can recognize and interpret the subtle cues that clients might not even be aware of themselves, using these insights to guide my clinical work. My ability to see and appreciate the beauty in the world around me is an asset in helping clients cultivate a more positive outlook on their own lives.
All Start My Wellness therapists attend at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development each year on treating a range of mental health concerns. This rigorous instruction allows us to provide patients with the highest quality of service.