Lauren Worley

Therapist & Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Serving Montrose, La Canada, La Crescenta, and surrounding areas

A helping hand each step of the way

Providing therapy for young people and their families in Montrose, California and surrounding areas.

Contact me today with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Specialties

Trauma Treatment

Is your family struggling from the effects of trauma? I specialize in trauma informed treatment, helping my clients understand how the trauma is playing a role in their lives and how they can make changes that create a more peaceful home environment. I know that you are the expert on your family and will work with you to identify the best solutions.

Brainspotting

I am a Brainspotting therapist. What is Brainspotting? Brainspotting works off the premise that “where you look affects how you feel”. It uses relevant eye positions to tap into the body’s natural self-scanning and self-healing ability. A brainspot is a way of identifying, processing, and releasing subcortical sources of emotional and physical pain. It was initially developed to help people with PTSD or trauma-based situations, but has proven effective with a wide variety of emotional and somatic conditions including: anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, low self esteem, shame, and much more. Brainspotting has been shown to be effective with many different age ranges, including in children as young as two.  To learn more, go to www.brainspotting.com for videos and information.

Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth

I work with youth and young adults who are exploring their gender. I provide support for transgender and nonbinary youth, young adults, and their families as they navigate this exploration of their authentic self. I can provide trans youth and young adults with letters for gender affirming surgery. I offer a culturally sensitive and affirming approach in working with all clients, including supporting LGBTQ+ teens and young adults.

Kids & Teens

Have you noticed that your child is acting differently and you aren’t sure how to help them? Families who work with me find that they learn to understand what is driving their child’s behaviors and how to respond to them in a way that leads to more peaceful interactions and a happier home life. Many kids and teens that work with me appreciate my style, are receptive to talking about their thoughts and feelings, and to make needed changes. I love moody teenagers!

Young Adults

The transition from teenage years to young adulthood can be difficult. Potentially starting college, getting a job, or living on your own can all be a struggle. Add in the fact that being a “young adult” spans a range of 18 years and a multitude of changes, and it can feel really overwhelming to navigate all these changes. I provide a space where you can feel comfortable talking about transitions, transformations, and struggles throughout this ever changing phase in life.

About Me

My name is Lauren (she/her) and I am a Therapist & Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of children, youth, and families. What does that mean for you? It means I have a background helping those populations rediscover themselves.

I have experience supporting families through exciting and difficult life changes and transitions. Sometimes those life changes look like affirming gender, sometimes it looks like a transition to college, and sometimes it looks like something more.  I support children, youth, and young adults as they are on their gender journey. I also offer an affirming practice for anyone who wants to explore issues surrounding anxiety, depression, or trauma without also having to explain their pronouns or gender identity every time. 

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