Lauren Oates

(LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #246357 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Lauren has been a God send for my husband and I. She is so easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. She listens, hears what you say, and offers great tools and advice. We love her!

Written by C.H. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Lauren is outstanding. She makes my wife and feel very comfortable. I have no issues opening up to her. She’s great!

Written by M.E. on Nov 23, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by E.M. on Nov 13, 2019 after counseling with Lauren for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

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.