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.
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
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 Mark's Services:
One-on-one support to work in-depth on issues related to your adjustment to Parenthood. Insurance or self-pay available, Schedule an appointment using this secure button below.
Joint-sessions with your partner to work on communication and problem-solving within the relationship, to strengthen your partnership for tackling the everyday.
Afterglow is a Postpartum Therapy Group that encourages 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 5-10 people meeting once weekly for 8 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 $320 for all 8 sessions ($40/week). Insurance typically covers group therapy, though it is encouraged that you reach out to your insurance provider to confirm this prior to registering.
Weekly emails, with inspiration, questions to consider, and additional tools and resources.
Remote groups through zoom. Babes-in-arms are welcome!
Lauren is currently accepting new clients for group therapy only.
She accepts self-pay, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna Insurances!
Inquire for availability: Lauren@WombRoom.Mom