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Hi, I'm Lauren (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist in Portland, OR. I've been fortunate to work in the field of mental health since 2011 and have maintained a private practice since 2015. Please explore this site to learn about my services, approach, specialties, and other information. If you think we might be a good fit, please feel free to contact me via email to set up a free initial consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!
I provide individual therapy to young adults and adults in Oregon and New York. I am currently offering teletherapy sessions and some limited in-person sessions. I specialize in the areas of anxiety and trauma and often work with those experiencing significant life transitions. I also have a particular interest in the area of pregnancy loss and miscarriage.
HOW I APPROACH THERAPY
I thoroughly enjoy getting to build strong connections with those I work with and offer a warm, collaborative approach to therapy. I work from a trauma-informed lens and recognize that you are the expert of your experience. I know that therapy is not "one-size fits all" and integrate a variety of treatment approaches designed to meet each person's needs and preferences.
I received my Masters in Social Work degree from Columbia University in 2011 with a speciality in clinical practice. I have completed certificate trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Perinatal Mental Health and also incorporate psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness techniques, and attachment theory in my work.
FINANCES & INSURANCE
I am in-network with the following insurance plans: Moda, Regence, and PacificSource. I also work with clients who pay out of pocket. I can provide statements for insurance reimbursement for those who have out-of-network behavioral health benefits.
In addition to therapy, I am approved to provide personal sessions for credit for Beginning and Intermediate level Somatic Experiencing students. I am also an approved supervisor for CSWAs in Oregon seeking clinical licensure.
If you would like to schedule a brief initial consultation at no charge, please email me or use the "request an appointment" button on this page. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
Lauren Shechter (she/her)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker