Lauren Saunders, LCSW
I am a Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW #74470), which allows me to practice psychotherapy in the state of California.
i utilize a variety of therapeutic frameworks dependent on the individual need. I primarily utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other mindfulness-based approaches. I have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well. I am trained in Eye-Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Bachelors in Sociology & German, California State University, Chico
Masters in Social Work, California State University, Long Beach
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained therapist
Provided individual and group psychotherapy to individuals convicted of DUI/ drug-related offenses
Provided individual psychotherapy and field-based services to individuals with chronic, persistent mental illnesses
Conducted crisis assessment and intervention in the field
Provided counseling services to adolescents in a school setting
Provided individual and group counseling to women exposed to sexual and domestic violence
Provided prevention education activities to the community & developed audience-appropriate curriculum
Facilitated weekly support groups to juvenile offenders
I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW); and The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
I am a Northern California transplant and have lived in Long Beach since graduate school. Long Beach is such a wonderful community, I quickly fell in love with it.
I find peace and stillness outdoors and enjoy most physical activities you can do outside. I have been an avid rock climber for the past 10+ years. In fact, I worked as a climbing instructor throughout graduate school. When not climbing, you can likely find me taking a yoga class, riding my bicycle, hiking, or developing my new hobby-- skiing.
I find the connection between overcoming physical challenges and overcoming our emotional/ spiritual challenges to be both beautiful and rewarding.