Lauren Krause (she/her)

AMFT #104593

I can help you grow into who you want to be: whole, healed, and living an abundant, fulfilling life.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Ana, CA
Supervised by Catherine Morrill, LMFT#49091

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you struggling in your relationships--with a significant other, your children, your parents, or friendships--finding yourself behaving in ways you wish you didn't and feeling confused or frustrated about why you keep doing the "wrong" thing? Maybe you feel anxious, severely misunderstood, or lonely in these relationships and that can make going through life very painful. I'd like to help you improve your relationships and find the satisfaction and joy in close connections with others.

My Background and Approach

My therapeutic style is emotion focused and I use a variety of techniques including mindfulness and art to express pain that sometimes cannot find words. I value the therapeutic relationship and will help you to grow in expressing yourself and noticing patterns. We can use our therapeutic relationship to transform how you relate. As a therapist I have the privilege of helping you experience healthy corrective emotional experiences in therapy (and hopefully beyond!), whether experiences of assertiveness, empathy, vulnerability or comfort. Hopefully our early blueprints for relating in our families were relatively healthy, but often there were gaps; that is where therapy can play a role in learning new, healthier ways of relating to others.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that the positive parenting movement can change the world and since 2012 it has been my mission both personally and professionally to enlighten parents to this new way of raising up the next generation. I believe that all people are doing the best they can with the internal and external resources and information they have available to them in a given moment and strive to not shame anyone for what they don't yet know. I define discipline as guidance and teaching not punishment, and I hope to educate parents on how to eliminate punitive forms of parenting that rely on threats, shame, pain, and fear to control children. Finally, I believe that all behavior is communicating something and we need to do our best to discover the needs and feelings beneath behaviors to truly connect with the person. I have a lot of tools that help me personally with this and I share them every chance I can!

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $85 - 110/session

Info

949-667-3147 Email Lauren
1801 Park Court Place
Bldg F Suite 205
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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