I received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oregon State University. Prior to working as a counselor, I worked in conservation and experiential education, as well as with a variety of outdoor nonprofits. I am originally from Seattle, Washington and took some detours before ending up in the Four Corners region.
My approach to counseling uses a strengths-based, relational, and holistic lens. This means I strive to understand clients as a people within their own unique history, environment, and community. I often integrate experiential, somatic, and creative based interventions as ways for my clients to explore new perspectives and insights around all aspects of their lives. I have found that people often remain stuck without an opportunity to see their lives and relationships differently.
There is no wrong way to come to therapy. I encourage each of my clients to embrace what they feel will be most helpful for them, as I believe that is ultimately what the role of a counselor is. I aim to show up authentically and nonjudgmentally with my clients; an approach I value because of my belief that clients are the experts of their own lives.
I enjoy working with wide variety of clients including folks struggling with body image and eating disorders, perfectionism, self-esteem, life transitions, burnout, meaning and purpose, grief and loss, LGBTQIA issues, identity, sexuality, relationships and intimacy, stress, trauma, multicultural issues, and supporting folks engaged in social justice and community activism. I generally work with individuals aged 14 and older.
When I’m not working you can find me riding bikes, skiing, sitting outside reading a book, or finding reasons to bake sweet treats.
If you’d like to read more about my approach or services, please head to my website, laurenglasscounseling.com.