Lauryn Plush

San Diego Clinical Mental Health Counselor intern practicum student supervised graduate trainee

My name is Lauryn, and I want to support and help you on your unique journey to feeling empowered and navigating your relationships. Love is an essential primary need for humans, and my goal is to guide clients throughout their journey in finding that connection, attachment, and sense of belonging in their life.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Estes Therapy team as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and work with both individuals and couples. I am a graduate of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of San Diego where much of my research was focused on friendships, relationships, and sense of belonging. Before joining Estes I graduated from Washington State University with a double major in Psychology and Human Development and worked as a youth behavioral specialist intern. Here at Estes Therapy, I plan to continue training and gaining supervision in the couple’s therapy realm and plan on specializing in couple’s therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) down the road.

In my personal life, I enjoy doing yoga, exploring new coffee shops, and spending time outdoors. When outdoors, I love going to parks and beaches around San Diego, as well as being with friends and family any chance I get. If I am not outdoors or with friends, I am either in a hot yoga class or enjoying an iced latte at a unique local coffee shop.

Get to know more about Lauryn here.

Lauryn has completed the National Counselor Examination (NCE) for LPCC Licensure.


  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship
  • Psychological First Aid from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Counseling on Access to Lethal Means – Suicide Prevention Resource Center at EDC
  • Preventing Suicide in Emergency Department Patients

Areas of Focus

  • Couples and Individuals
  • Academic Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication
  • Family Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Injuries
  • Relationship Stress

Lauryn Plush is supervised by Nicole Asencio, PsyD, LMFT#99795