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Lauren Johnson, LMFT
It is important to me to recognize the diversity of each person and adapt my therapeutic techniques to the unique needs of each client.

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Lauren Johnson, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

I am a collaborative therapist who works with clients’ strengths to explore the behaviors, thoughts, communication patterns, and interactional patterns that are associated with the problems presented. After a thorough initial assessment, I work with clients to clarify goals, identify resolutions to the presenting issues, followed by a wide array of interventions and home assignments to help achieve these goals.

I understand that people find it at times challenging or embarrassing to discuss their sexual lives and take pride in providing a judgment-free environment with compassion, empathy, and openness. It is important to me to recognize the diversity of each person and adapt my therapeutic techniques to the unique needs of each client. My ultimate goal for each client in therapy is to be provided with tools and specific techniques to master and utilize during and after completing their work with me in therapy.

Education

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Hofstra University

Certificate - Sex Therapy, Modern Sex Therapy Institute

License Number and State

NY 000930

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a therapist because of my innate nature of trying to help people and having a love for learning about people. I've had so many instances throughout my career where I've said to myself "this is why I do what I do."

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy exercising and playing sports. I play indoor and outdoor volleyball all year round, and love Peloton workouts!

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Working out is definitely part of my self-care regularly. I am also fortunate to have a great support network of friends, some of them who are therapists as well.

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 cats currently. The longest I've ever been without a pet has only been about 8 months. I have rescued all of the pets I've ever had throughout my life. I used to have a pug that went everywhere with me, even a therapy dog sometimes too! My cats are currently very funny and actually have a language together!

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