LAUREN HOERNIG (she/her)

Hi! Feeling distant? Join me in ecotherapy. Tap into the elements and embody your full self.

Student Therapist in Oakland, CA
Supervised by Elysha Martinez, LMFT # 93493

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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Adults/Teens/Families. Bring your anxiety or depression, issues with identity, life purpose and meaning, your trauma, your grief. I come with a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens. For those who are able, the work is deeper and fuller outdoors where we can engage with movement and nature. Telehealth is also available if needed. **Covid-19 safety measures are required for in-person sessions**

My Background and Approach

My approach is direct and holistic and integrates deep listening, nature, spirit, and body-based practices, experiential learning, and the arts. I will work with you to deepen your experience, awareness, and connections. Through feeling and sensation, we will access unconscious needs, blocks and excesses and increase self-awareness and acceptance. I draw on 15+ years of experience as a case manager, special educator, and wilderness first responder. I offer group, individual, or family therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe therapy is a chance to experience transformation and create lasting change. I believe that we are dependent upon this earth for life and yet we are participating in her destruction; and that "experiencing the earth through our bodies is a way to wake up our authentic selves and be in relationship with our true home." ~Jeanine Canty. I believe that our mechanistic worldview silences nature, women, indigenous people, people of color, and our bodies. Because the world around us deeply impacts our experience, I am an advocate for systemic change and social and environmental justice. I believe this world needs each person to fully be all that we are, in the full expression of ourselves. I support all lifestyles, ways of being, loves, bodies, and communities and uphold BLM and LGBTQ rights.

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year
  • Rate: $50 - 70/session

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