Lauren Stewart, LCSW
Therapist / Social Worker
My Counseling Philosophy:
Living in an ever-changing world with many demands, responsibilities, and relationships can be tough; but I believe you can embrace these challenges with the strength that lives in you. I will help you uncover and discover your natural strengths to help you overcome those challenges that cross your path. It is my ultimate goal to create a therapeutic partnership that will promote healthy introspection, healing, comfort, and growth. I will listen with an open mind while ensuring that you feel safe and free of judgment.
Training and Therapy Approach:
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Play Therapy. In addition, I have obtained other clinical training that ensures I stay up to date with my profession as I work with various issues faced by my clients. I approach all of our sessions with a client-centered and trauma-informed perspective.
I work with pre-teen, adolescents, adults, and families. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, emotional trauma, stress, life transitions/adjustment, emotional distress, low self-esteem, behavioral problems, and family conflict. I also enjoy working with young adults who are on their path to adulting.
What to Expect from Me?
I will build our therapeutic relationship with a foundation of professionalism, ethical practices, and healthy boundaries. You can expect that my focus will be on you and your goals. I will use your strengths to build on your skills. I will hold space for you to tell your story and will be your guide as you gain the necessary tools to live life confidently.
When I Am Not Working:
I am new to Arizona and I am looking forward to exploring this beautiful state. I love being surrounded by beautiful mountains, taking photographs of the scenery, and going on nature walks. When I am not working, I enjoy biking, hiking, baking, painting, reading, and relaxing at home. My fiancé and I also enjoy traveling and marking off various tourist sites from our adventures list. I also spend my free time in church, volunteering, and connecting with friends and the community.