We all have struggles and try to find a way through. Sometimes our methods don't work, or they just aren't working anymore. Sometimes we can't handle the pressure of dealing with it on our own anymore. Sometimes these same struggles give us the push we need to examine ourselves in a new way and grow in ways we never thought possible.
I am here to help you along your adventure, find new paths, or just sit with you in the dark.
Along my own adventure, I found the importance of learning about mental health, having support, and gaining new skills and ways of dealing with stress. I use the skills and tools I've gained and practice all the time.
My goal is to make meaningful contribution to the community through using my personal skills, experience, training, and areas of strength to positively impact others.
I am so grateful to all those who are vulnerable and brave enough to share their story. I feel it is such an honor to be in a position of working with people who desire to grow, learn and achieve their goals.
VIA Character Strengths:
1. Love of Learning 2. Love 3. Curiosity 4. Bravery 5. Gratitude
Nature, singing, traveling, exploring, reading, dancing, painting, concerts, hiking, theatre, animals (especially mine) and laughing all along the way.
Favorite Genre of Music:
Tough choice, I like a really diverse mix: alternative, rap and electronic are the tops though!
My family, friends, pets and a desire to help in making the world a kinder and more peaceful place for all.
The best advice I've ever received is:
"Never fill from an empty cup". Simple, yet powerful.
Specialties & Approach:
Lauren specializes in providing trauma-informed therapy for the LBGTQI+ community, survivors of abuse (sexual assault, intimate partner violence, childhood abuse) and underserved populations. Lauren has a passion for working with BI-POC and individuals impacted by systemic oppression and racism. Lauren's clients work with her through recovery and beyond into building and maintaining healthy relationships throughout life after abuse. Lauren sees her role as a therapist as being empowering, kind, non-judgmental, and supportive in order to create a safe environment which facilitates healing and growth. Lauren uses an integrative and collaborative approach to psychotherapy, meaning, she utilizes interventions from varying schools of thought based on each individual client’s needs. Lauren frequently draws from therapies including: Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Licensure & Membership:
Lauren Michelle Reminger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT112585) in the State of California regulated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Lauren is a member in good standing with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).
Background & Experience:
Lauren has gained a vast amount of diverse experience during her time in the field of mental health. Lauren has worked and volunteered for notable non-profit community agencies such as Camp Kesem, Community Research Foundation, Women's Resource Center (WRC), Casa De Amparo and Palomar Family Counseling Service. Lauren has supervised master's level clinicians and worked in coordination with many community agencies such as law enforcement, the judicial system, Child Welfare Services and hospitals. Lauren has received recognition for her commitment to service and going above and beyond for clients and team members.
Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from National University in San Diego. Ms. Reminger graduated Summa Cum Laude with lifetime membership to the PsiChi Honor Society.
Training & Certifications:
Some trainings completed include: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) basic training, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocate Certification (57 hour), Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk, Telemental Health: How to Conduct Legal, Ethical, and Evidence-Based Telepractice, Cultural Competency, Mental Health Conditions Common to Veterans and Family Members of Veterans, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Human Sexuality, Pain Management: A Comprehensive Review, Clinical Considerations in LGBTIQ+ Culture, Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services, Trauma Informed Care, Group Process by Gerald Corey and Current Drug Trends and Prevention.
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50 minute couples teletherapy counseling session.
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