Lauren Levy, LMFT


Online Therapy

About Me

Every one of us deserves joy, peace-of-mind, self-love and well-being. We deserve to reach our full potential. Yet, somewhere along the way, we are diverted–oftentimes when our past burdens us, change upsets us, or unmet expectations disappoint us. Attempting to make sense of this distress, we engage in patterns that seem to comfort us, but in actuality, they move us further away from growth and distance us from the very things that have the power to fulfill us. Whatever your reason is for therapy, I aim to help you pinpoint and challenge these patterns, rewrite your story, and ultimately guide you in finding your way back towards (or discover for the very first time) the positive life that you are worthy of experiencing. Led by the belief that each client is incredibly unique, I don’t rely on a rigid formula, but tailor evidence-based practices and utilize universal factors in order to facilitate discovery and change. More specifically, I work from a strengths-based perspective and borrow elements from therapies such as insight-oriented/psychodynamic, CBT, narrative, and somatically driven/mindfulness practices. When traditional talk therapy and intermittent somatic approaches are not powerful enough to completely heal certain wounds, I also utilize the evidence-based modality of EMDR therapy. As for my work with couples, I am greatly inspired by Gottman and Emotionally-Focused Therapy. As for the foundational factors and aside from your own dedication and bravery, one of the most crucial components of therapy is your comfort and our relationship. With that in mind, as your therapist, I seek to foster a culturally-sensitive, safe, and nurturing space. I offer unwavering empathy, validation, humor, and patience as you face, explore, and work through issues that hold you back. My ultimate hope is to inspire growth, as you come out on the other side feeling more self-aware, fulfilled, and empowered.

Education & Experience

While earning her Masters in Therapy at the University of Southern California, Lauren’s initial clinical training was completed at Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling and Learning Center. During this year, she provided therapy to individuals, couples, and families, ranging from 6 – 75 years old. Through one:one relationship-building, hands-on supervision from experienced clinicians, and comprehensive training, she developed skills and strategies to assist clients with a variety of concerns, including CBT for depression, Mindfulness for anxiety, EF skills for ADHD, Gottman-inspired techniques for relationship conflicts, trauma-informed care for PTSD, and culturally-responsive competence for honoring/amplifying the uniqueness of each client. Lauren also had the opportunity to co-facilitate a grief group for children and adolescents, supporting a veteran grief/loss mentor and simultaneously absorbing powerful techniques to process death and loss with clients, that she continues to utilize to this day. In addition, after noticing a trend in female clients struggling with confidence and self-worth, Lauren designed and co-led a well-recieved 8-week group therapy experience to encourage self-love, increase self-care, and build community. After graduating with her Masters, Lauren continued to hone her therapeutic skills at a non-profit group practice, Insight Psychotherapy Group and Meridian Counseling Center. Lauren worked with individuals, couples, and families–from adults to teens–on a wide-range of concerns and goals. Through these years. Over time, Lauren discovered that while general talk therapy can be transformative, it does have a healing limit. Especially for those who are recovering from trauma or other distressing life experiences, she over and over again has witnessed first-hand how powerful and imperative it is to include the body and nervous system in treatment. This is exactly why Lauren completed EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing training from the Institute of Creative Mindfulness in 2021. For the right clients, this research-based modality allows the brain and body to resume its natural healing process and fully process distressing events in a safe and contained process. In 2022, Lauren shifted gears from group practice and opened her own virtual private practice. Though solo for now, she is committed to continuing to clinically evolve through experience, research, networking and training, in order to provide the care that all clients deserve.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English


  • Sliding Scale