My name is Lauryn, I am a second-year graduate trainee at the University of San Diego. I will be earning my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2021. I graduated from Washington State University with a double major in Psychology and Human Development. I worked as a behavioral specialist intern at Ryther and as a behavioral health outreach intern at Island County Human Services. 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. Another thing I love to do is explore antique and second-hand shops, where I enjoy looking at unique artwork and cookbooks. For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in learning about human connection and relationships. I am particularly passionate about working with couples, individuals and families. I want to support and help others on their unique journey to feeling empowered and finding secure connections. Love is an essential primary need for humans, and I want to help others rekindle and discover those meaningful relationships in their life. My goal is to guide clients throughout their journey in finding that connection, attachment, and sense of belonging in their life.
- 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
- Conflict Resolution
- Family Issues
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Injuries
- Relationship Stress
Lauryn is supervised by Jennine Estes, LMFT #47653