Hello, my name is Lauren. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) in Kentucky. I also am nationally board certified in Art Therapy (ATR-BC). During the past few years working for a non-profit community mental health organization, I gained extensive experience in helping people develop communication skills, which I believe are among the most important factors in a healthy relationship.
My approach to therapy is very person-centered and adaptable. I am a professional therapist, but you are the expert when it comes to your own life, and it is important that therapy be tailored based on each couple's goals and needs in order to be as effective as possible. I am interested in helping people in a way that utilizes their unique strengths rather than focusing only on a diagnosis. The goal is to achieve a positive, healthy relationship, which does include overcoming difficulties, but is more than that.
I am also able to provide art therapy for those who are interested. Art therapy can be useful in cases where it is difficult to express something, or for figuring out how one feels about something. Additionally, the act of making art can be enjoyable and therapeutic in itself.
I believe that mental health is just one more part of overall health, and that seeking mental health care should be regarded as similar to receiving any other kind of health care.
Every couple experiences times when extra help would be valuable, but not everyone seeks out that help. If you are considering therapy, even if you are hesitant, I encourage you to get in touch so that I can help you and your loved one move in the direction of overall wellness.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY LPCC 246357
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lauren Oates. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.
Lauren has been so warm and welcoming to my husband and I as we explore ways to mend problem areas in our marriage. She has remained fair and friendly to both of us throughout, and we have both gotten guidance we needed to steer us in the right direction. It feels like we have known her for a long time. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone seeking therapy, individually or as a couple.
Lauren has been a life saver! She has not only saved my marriage, but she has allowed for me to learn so much about myself. My experience with her has been life changing.
Lauren is awesome!
We have loved working with Lauren!
Lauren is very compassionate and understanding. She wants both people in the relationship to be happy and healthy. She is understanding that people make mistakes and can overcome them.
Lauren has been very compassionate as well as professional from the moment of our first session. She responds quickly to our messages and checks in frequently when she hasn't heard from us. I would highly recommend Lauren and am very glad she is our counselor.