Lauren Marks, LCSW-C

Mental Health Therapist

"I am here to support you on your journey of parenthood, or wherever you may be in that process. My goal is to help you recognize and use the strength and expertise that exists within you."

 

Lauren Marks is a mental health therapist specializing in infant and maternal mental health. She supports mother's vibrancy through active listening, to navigate difficult and uncomfortable feelings, while always focusing on strengths. 


Lauren believes that attachment is the basis for all strong and loving relationships. She believes that learning to process past trauma, focusing on positive communication skills, and learning new ways of thinking can help you become who you strive to be, for yourself and your loved ones.

She believes that mothers are the foundation of strong, vibrant families and communities and that they should be supported and uplifted in a compassionate and non-judgmental way.


Through a mixture of mindfulness-based techniques, psychodynamic therapy, and parent/child attachment interventions she is trained for, Lauren helps individuals to make sense of their past and to take ownership of their future.

Certifications

  • LCSW-C

  • Circle of Security International-Parenting, Facilitator

  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Infant Massage USA

  • DONA Birth Doula Training Completed, In process of certification

  • Parent-Child Interaction Feeding & Teaching Scales, Research Level Certified 

  • Fussy Baby Network Curriculum Certification, Level 2

  • Teachstone, CLASS Observer, Toddler and Infant Certified

Accolades

  • Volunteered in Ser Mujer, Mexico to organize training for professionals working with survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual abuse

  • Speaks Conversational Spanish

  • Co-Authored Publication in the Infant Mental Health Journal - “I’m Opening My Arms Rather Than Pushing Away:” Perceived Benefits Of A Mindfulness-Based Intervention Among Homeless Women And Young Children

Lauren's Services:

Individual Therapy

 

One-on-one support to work in-depth on issues related to your adjustment to Motherhood. Insurance or self-pay available, Schedule an appointment using this secure button below.

Couples Therapy

 

Joint-sessions with your partner to work on communication and problem-solving within the relationship, to strengthen your partnership for tackling the everyday. 

Group Therapy

Postpartum Therapy Groups encourage Moms to discuss topics of triumphs, uncertainties, concerns, and challenges. It normalizes your experiences, and shows you hope that you can feel well again. Support is provided with the wisdom of the group, while being guided by a trained Therapist, and supported by an evidence-based curriculum to support people along the first year+ of Motherhood.

  • Group of typically 3-8 women meet once weekly for 6 weeks.

  • Facilitated by a Licensed Mental Health Therapist specializing in Perinatal Mood Disorders.

  • Based on a program called The Afterglow, developed by Ashley Hanna Morgan, LCSW. It is an evidence based curriculum, using cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness approaches to talk about and address postpartum symptoms. 

  • Topics include: Identity transition, postpartum anxiety/depression, self-care, coping skills, relationships, etc.

  • Cost is $240 for all 6 sessions. 

  • Weekly emails, with inspiration, questions to consider, and additional tools and resources.

  • Babes-in-arms are welcome! 

Lauren is now taking new Clients at The Womb Room on Mondays and Wednesdays! She is  currently an Out-of Network Provider, while taking part in the credentialing process to be able to accept insurances. This means Lauren will help you receive reimbursement by providing a "superbill" to submit to your insurance company. 

 

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