Lauren Maher (She/her)


I am passionate about helping people transform their lives.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in South Pasadena, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work with individuals who are experiencing trauma/PTSD, anxiety, overwhelm, grief, narcissistic abuse, and relationship issues, as well as those who are simply seeking greater self-awareness and insight. I often work with artists, creatives, and self-aware people who enjoy thinking outside the box. Additionally, I have worked for many years with the cancer community and I am aware of the unique challenges that cancer patients and their caregivers face during treatment and post-treatment.

My Background and Approach

I feel strongly that it is my job as a therapist to empower my clients with specific and practical tools that can help them enact change in their lives. I want my clients to have a "toolkit" that they can draw upon whenever they need it -- this can include everything from learning anxiety management/stress reduction skills to setting healthy boundaries to communicating clearly and assertively. I specialize in trauma therapy, and I am trained in both EMDR and Trauma Resiliency Model. I am particularly interested in the link between body and mind - I am a certified yoga therapist and I have been teaching yoga since 2001. As a yoga therapist, I have worked in hospitals, a cancer support center, and an eating disorder clinic. Prior to specializing in mental health, I worked for many years as an actor in film and theatre. I have a great respect for the creative process and for the unique issues that artists and industry professionals face while pursuing their dreams and goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients and I welcome feedback from my clients along the way. I believe that everyone has the capacity to change, and I am continued amazed by the strength and resiliency of my clients. I consider it an honor to do this work. Everyone is welcome in my practice. I am LGBTQ+ affirmative and Poly/Kink affirmative.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session


323-438-9972 Email Lauren
1401 Fair Oaks Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030

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