Katy Lauer, NP
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Katy Lauer

Nurse Practitioner, NP

Katy Lauer’s approach to treatment involves combining evidence-based psychopharmacology with a systemic and psychodynamic therapeutic approach. Her goal is to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves through a therapeutic lens. She uses components of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to enhance the therapeutic experience.
Specialties
General Mental Health
Attention and Hyperactivity
Medication/Prescribing
Finances
$ $ $ $ $
>$260
UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Cigna
Oscar
UHC Student Resources
Out-of-pocket
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“I encourage open dialogue with clients; if something isn't working, I want to know so we can attempt to address the problem.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I became a nurse because I wanted to be able to help people in a physical way. I was immediately drawn to psychiatric nursing and worked on inpatient units for ten years. I always felt hopeful working in psychiatry. I believe the majority of people can feel better and experience happier lives. I decided to get my master’s degree so I could work with clients one-on-one with a more focused intention.
What should someone know about working with you?
During the intake process, I will ask a lot of questions about your current symptoms and what brought you to treatment. I am also interested in your past, significant events that you feel have shaped you, and past treatments (things that have worked and haven't worked). I encourage open dialogue with clients; if something isn't working, I want to know so we can attempt to address the problem.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe happiness doesn't just happen; it typically requires hard work. We make a conscious effort to focus on the things we can do to improve our lives, creating more moments of joy. I also believe there is a time and place for medication, usually in conjunction with therapy.
“We make a conscious effort to focus on the things we can do to improve our lives, creating more moments of joy.”
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