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Counselor / Therapist

Lauren Methven, LAC

Lauren Methven, LAC photo
​Licensed Associate Counselor
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Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Bio
Specialties: ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Testing and Evaluation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Video Game Addiction, Women's Issues

Dissociative Disorders, Elderly Persons Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Thinking Disorders

Populations: children ages 8 and up, teens, adults, and seniors

Over the past 8 years, I’ve gained experience in the mental health field by working in a residential treatment setting as well as outpatient mental health clinics. I’ve always been interested in the field of psychology and advocating for mental health. I earned my master’s degree from Walden University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Trauma and Crisis.

When treating clients, I utilize multiple forms of therapy including person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. Each client is unique and each approach should be tailored to what the client needs and where they are in their therapeutic journey. I understand that seeking therapy can be a scary and uncomfortable process so, I believe that creating a safe environment and forming a solid and strong rapport is essential. Once rapport is established, the client can begin to explore different issues and challenges at their own pace.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my dog, Cole. I also enjoy art and like to paint and create glass mosaics. I love animals, music, movies, and finding humor in all of life’s ups and downs.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)