Hello and welcome. I’m Lauren, LMHC (she/her). I am a white, cis, Polish-American, disabled woman living in Massachusetts. I work primarily with individuals who have experienced trauma, live in a chronically ill/disabled body, or identify as being neurodiverse. Together we unpack the ways in which systemic, generational, and family trauma informs how you move through the world.
I have found that utilizing my own experience of being in a wheelchair and living in an able-bodied world has deepened my connection to clients. I know what it feels like to be othered and seen as less than. Different ways in which my clients have felt othered include by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, occupation, socioeconomic status, age, and disability. These challenges often lead us to sink back, shut down, and work hard to blend in. Let’s sit in these uncomfortable feelings together and discover new possibilities. You can trust that I will be attentive, supportive, and authentic as we go on this journey together. Clients have described me as compassionate, non-judgmental, and funny.
I am drawn to somatic therapy interventions and am currently receiving training in sensorimotor psychotherapy. I’m passionate about helping people connect with their body and discover ways to honor their authentic selves. I always approach therapy through a trauma informed lens and utilize interventions connected to Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.