Welcome, My name is Lauren Pointer. I am a South Carolina-based Clinical Social Worker/Therapist serving individuals, groups and families. With a wide range of eclectic knowledge, education and experiences including intimate relationships, I have witnessed the power of positive and lasting change on countless occasions. Human relationships in general can be tough. In intimate relationships, obstacles tend to present themselves as individuals bring their own expectations, life experiences, beliefs and values to the forefront, which are sometimes in conflict with their partner. Mutual understanding,trust, respect, compromise and effective communication are all key components to harmonious relationships. With an open, direct and compassionate approach, I encourage couples to honestly and freely communicate their needs and concerns to identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth. I aim to provide the necessary skills and tools to build healthy relationships. My therapeutic approaches include, but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Solution focused and emotionally focused.
I have strong belief in the lasting change of anyone who is willing to commit to doing the necessary work. You have already taken the first step because I believe you are willing. Let's work together to get your relationship on a healthy path. I look forward to witnessing the growth!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Life Purpose , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LISW #11189 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
A wonderful person to work with.
Lauren is an amazing counselor, and I am so happy that my partner and I got paired with her to deal with some difficult times we have been going through. Lauren listens openly and is perceptive non-judgmental in her approach. I love that she is direct in helping us recognize what we need to work on as a couple and tackle our issues. At the same time she is encouraging and validating of what both me and my partner are feeling and experiencing. She also gives us useful tools and exercises that we can use outside of session to improve our communication and conflict resolution. My partner and I have both grown a lot in our understanding of ourselves and each other as a result of working with Lauren.