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Lauren Paulson

Lauren Paulson, Therapist

We all have a story. As a therapist, I’ve had the honor of hearing hundreds of stories. Stories of struggle, strength, and sorrow. Stories that began, “I’ve never told anyone this before_____.” Stories that created connections and others that built barriers.
Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” What story do you hold inside yourself? Why is it left untold? I invite you to my office to share your story.

My story as a therapist began as a crisis counselor for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Since then, I have provided therapy to people diagnosed with a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction, trauma, and stressor-related disorders but specialize in working with adults diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing to activate change. I focus on a strengths-based approach and integrate the fundamentals of positive psychology. I encourage my clients to define who they are, not by a mental health diagnosis or the standards of society. Through validation, reflection, and powerful questioning (including the miracle question), we can work together to let your voice and story be heard.

Most importantly, I approach therapy from a person-centered lens to forge a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. I see the therapist/client relationship as equal partners. I am no expert of your story, nor do I seek to be. Instead, I actively listen and empower clients to pick up the pen to take ownership. Together we can revise, reshape, and embrace how you view your story and most importantly view yourself.

Education, Training, License, and Affiliations: 

 

Master of Science, Education, University of Pennsylvania

Master of Philopophy, Education, University of Pennsylvania

 

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Lauren Paulson, Therapist

   

We all have a story. As a therapist, I’ve had the honor of hearing hundreds of stories. Stories of struggle, strength, and sorrow. Stories that began, “I’ve never told anyone this before_____.” Stories that created connections and others that built barriers.
Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” What story do you hold inside yourself? Why is it left untold? I invite you to my office to share your story.

My story as a therapist began as a crisis counselor for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Since then, I have provided therapy to people diagnosed with a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction, trauma, and stressor-related disorders but specialize in working with adults diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing to activate change. I focus on a strengths-based approach and integrate the fundamentals of positive psychology. I encourage my clients to define who they are, not by a mental health diagnosis or the standards of society. Through validation, reflection, and powerful questioning (including the miracle question), we can work together to let your voice and story be heard.

Most importantly, I approach therapy from a person-centered lens to forge a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. I see the therapist/client relationship as equal partners. I am no expert of your story, nor do I seek to be. Instead, I actively listen and empower clients to pick up the pen to take ownership. Together we can revise, reshape, and embrace how you view your story and most importantly view yourself.

 

Education, Training, License, and Affiliations: 
 

Master of Science, Education, University of Pennsylvania

Master of Philopophy, Education, University of Pennsylvania

 

Lauren Paulson

View Lauren’s profile: 
 

Coming soon!