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Lauren Gembry Psychotherapy, LPC

Lauren Gembry has worked with people of all ages since 2003. She has worked in hospitals, mental health treatment facilities (inpatient and outpatient), and substance abuse programs. She highlights a client’s individuality and strengths and utilizes these to foster lifelong change. Every person is different and every need is different, so why treat issues the same?

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New Jersey
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Provider
Profile
“I truly value honesty and I incorporate that into my practice; I believe that therapy only works if you are honest with yourself and with your therapist.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Being a therapist was my first career, second to working secretarial jobs to put myself through school. Growing up, I had firsthand experience with addiction, depression, anxiety, and marital conflict/divorce, which shaped the way I engage with people. This led to a friend of mine later in life pointing out my strengths and strongly suggesting I consider entering into a mental health career. I took their advice and immediately felt as if I was doing exactly what I should be doing. Throughout the years, I have seen past clients flourish and work through very difficult thoughts and events, which has only increased my passion for this career.
What should someone know about working with you?
The process for you to get started is very simple and streamlined and the intake questions and scheduling are all completed online. Depending on someone's goals and personality, I may assign homework. Progress is typically seen fairly easily as I encourage my clients to set goals for therapy during the first few sessions. Throughout the process, we often revisit the goals and create new ones when needed.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I attend multiple continuing education classes each year. I try to take classes in all different categories so that I am able to help more people. I also enjoy connecting with other therapists and providers to learn from them.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I truly value honesty and I incorporate that into my practice; I believe that therapy only works if you are honest with yourself and with your therapist. Going a bit further, the only way to foster an honest environment is to create a nonjudgmental one, which is also a strong value of mine.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited that therapy has become more accessible. Teletherapy almost eliminates the barrier of not being able to find time in the day. We as Americans have always been so busy and on the go, so it is great that we can provide services that will not disrupt the client's entire day or afternoon.
“Going a bit further, the only way to foster an honest environment is to create a nonjudgmental one, which is also a strong value of mine.”
Interested in speaking with Lauren?