Lauren is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), and continued her graduate education with PLNU, where she earned her Master's degree in Clinical Counseling. Lauren works under the supervision of Sarah Merrill, LCSW (LCSW79014) as she pursues licensure in the State of California.
Lauren has experience working in intensive outpatient programs in which the primary focus was working with groups and individuals experiencing PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Through this experience she created an environment where every member felt welcomed, safe, heard, and valued. In regards to her work with individuals, Lauren is a warm and empathetic person and connecting with clients and helping them feel comfortable in the therapy process is one of her main goals. Lauren also has an interest in working with children and adolescents in the development of positive coping strategies, emotion regulation, and engaging in mindfulness practices. She currently works with children ages 10 and older in therapy and is a gender and sexual-identity affirming therapist.
Lauren utilizes various treatment modalities including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy and Mindfulness practices.
Going to therapy can be uncomfortable and challenging. It is Lauren's goal to always invite clients in with a warm smile, and offer a place that feels safe and comfortable to open up honest conversation. Her hope is to empower clients to get in touch with their thoughts, emotions, and feelings, free of judgement or shame, and foster the tools needed to live their most authentic life.
As an associate MFT, Lauren Hoover works under the supervision of Sarah Merrill, LCSW as she pursues licensure in the State of California as an LMFT and LPCC.