Therapist Profile

Name:
Lauren J. O'Connell, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1150 Yale Street, Suite 2 Santa Monica, CA 90403 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(424) 274-1930
License Number
LMFT77515
Practicing Since:
2009
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
A broken heart can open the door to an amazing amount of growth. Together, in therapy, we will look for growth and find hope. I work with people across the gender and sexuality spectrum (LGBTQ), and have an affinity for artists and creative individuals. I work with people sustaining long term sobriety as well as those struggling to figure it out. I often laugh with my clients, and firmly believe that humor is a part of healing. I also have an understanding for people who have problematic/anxiety producing relationships with their animals and need help with the human side of that, as well as people who are grieving the loss of a pet. Picking a therapist is an important decision, and I am more than happy to talk with you on the phone and/or set up a consultation to see if we are the right fit. If we aren't, I'm glad to help you find the right therapist.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Contact me regarding scheduling and hours.
Services
I see individual adults, children and adolescents and couples. Sessions are usually 50 minutes, at a frequency of one or more times per week.
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
I have a Master in Family Therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Master of Fine arts from The Center For Cartoon Studies.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Bi-Polar
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
HIV Related
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Personality Disorders
Psychoanalysis
Relationships
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Psychoanalytic
Certifications
I am Certified by the Los Angeles Institute and Society Of Psychoanalytic Studies in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and I am Certified in the Treatment of Sexual Disorders. I am currently taking a certification course on Infancy and Early Childhood development.
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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