Lauren Sullivan, MEd, MS, NCC (she, her, hers) is a pre-licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Villanova University with her Master’s in Counseling. One of Lauren’s strengths is her ability to establish connection with her clients. Compassionate, caring and non-judgmental, Lauren works with each client to help them build on their strengths, tap into their inner wisdom and identify their personal goals. Based on the client’s needs, style and objectives, Lauren works collaboratively to integrate a variety of modalities using traditional talk therapy as well as experiential, trauma-informed, holistic, mindfulness-based approaches. A lifelong learner, Lauren makes it a priority to attend trainings and stay current with the latest research and professional literature. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with advanced training in Internal Family Systems (IFS- Level 1) as well as Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, and Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (STDP) and Trauma Therapy.

She comes to the field of counseling after a long career in education where she served as a teacher, dean, and admission associate director. After years of providing support and guidance in her career, volunteer work and as a parent, Lauren decided to formalize her passion for counseling. Lauren most recently spent a year and a half providing clinical counseling to young adults at Rosemont College Counseling Center. Prior to that she has served as a grief facilitator and as a volunteer in a shelter for victims of interpersonal violence. She has extensive experience working with adolescents, parents and young adults. She is especially passionate about helping women of all ages who seek to heal from trauma and relieve suffering from challenges and mental health issues.

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” -Rumi

“As you face life’s challenges and work to heal from trauma, we will work together to identify and hold on to the things in your life that support you. We will get to know your strengths, your self-knowledge, and your healthy relationships and use these as a springboard for healing. In time, and when you are ready, we will work together to let go of what holds you back and no longer serves you. You’ll learn how to release burdens like shame, fear and anxiety. We create an emotionally safe space to discover this balance so that you can lead your life from a place of inner freedom, harmony and purpose.”

Lauren’s typical fee is $100 for individual counseling (50 min) – she also offers a flexible sliding scale to help make services more accessible.

Lauren@PhoenixTraumaCenter.com