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Lauren Johnson Psychotherapy, LMFT

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Lauren Johnson is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist. She works with couples, individuals, and first responders in the areas of relationship conflicts, sexual disorders, trauma, psychiatric challenges, communication, and intimacy. For the past ten years, she has helped clients see the solutions to their presenting difficulties.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Sex and intimacy
  • Marriage and Partnerships
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I am a collaborative therapist who works with each client’s strengths to explore the behaviors, thoughts, communication patterns, and interactional patterns that are associated with the problems presented.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was drawn to therapy as a teenager, looking to be a consistent support for friends. I was inquisitive and wanted to learn about others, especially in regard to their patterns and what motivated them. It felt rewarding for others to find comfort, possibility, and solutions through our discussions, which is still what motivates me now to become a better therapist for each person I encounter. My therapeutic approach is derived from a combination of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and systemic techniques.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a collaborative therapist who works with each client’s strengths to explore the behaviors, thoughts, communication patterns, and interactional patterns that are associated with the problems presented. After a thorough initial assessment, I work with clients to clarify goals and identify resolutions to the presenting issues. This is followed by a wide array of interventions and home assignments to help achieve treatment goals.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
The field of psychotherapy is constantly coming up with new perspectives and interventions to help therapists enhance the lives of their clients. Throughout the year, I enjoy participating in seminars to advance my therapeutic skills and stay up-to-date on new research. I also recently became a certified yoga Instructor, which allows me to incorporate movement and breathing techniques into my therapeutic approach.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Some of my own core values that I find most important are open-mindedness, dependability, commitment to making myself a better person for myself and those who are close to me, humor, and compassion. I apply all of these in my therapeutic approach by providing a judgment-free environment filled with compassion, empathy, and openness so that clients feel comfortable.
“Some of my own core values that I find most important are open-mindedness, dependability, commitment to making myself a better person for myself and those who are close to me, humor, and compassion.”