Lauren Petrilli (She/her)


I am a licensed independent clinical social worker and therapist specializing in individual psychotherapy with equine and animal interaction

Clinical Social Worker in Tyngsboro, MA

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

About My Clients

I meet with children, adolescents, and adults of many identities and backgrounds, dealing with concerns such as depression and anxiety, attention and impulsivity issues, navigating life with autism, stress and conflict, relationship issues, grief and loss, life changes and transitions, as well as the impact of trauma and violence. No equine experience is necessary. Insurance is not accepted. If requested, I can provide a superbill to submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement.

My Background and Approach

My approach to therapy is non-blaming, collaborative, and curiosity-driven which helps me get to know you as a person and learn about what is important to you. We will learn together how you want to respond to problems or challenges and bring forward your strengths, skills, and knowledge to help you with the process of change towards living and relating in more preferred ways. I am certified in Embodied Equine Psychotherapy™ which encourages growth and healing through an embodied, experiential, and relational approach. This means learning to listen to your body and feelings within real-time experiences with the animals, facilitating connection between you and the horses while caring about the experiences you both are having while interacting with one another. The horses are co-therapists who are respected as having their own knowledge and skills to offer within the therapy space as well. Sessions remain on the ground (no riding) and are socially distant in the paddocks or in the barn.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that all people matter equally and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. I believe that people are not problems, problems are problems, and that a person's experience should be understood within the larger contexts, environments, and systems lived in, rather than locating the problem within a person as an individual pathology to be dealt with. Therefore I do not support defining a person by a "diagnosis" with a "one size fits all" approach to "treatment". I believe in the ways that animals and nature can support healing and growth within a person, and feel excited to invite others into this experience. Professionally, I am involved with the Narrative Therapy Initiative, the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and the Institute for Equine Assisted Practices, which have provided connections and resources that influence my practice.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health
  • AllWays Health Partners
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 250/session


978-459-8036 Email Lauren
70 Scribner Road
Tyngsboro, MA 01879

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