Lauren Rigney (she/her)


My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling.

Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

My Background and Approach

I have a master’s level education in mental health counseling and exercise and sports studies. Prior to becoming a counselor, I was a Division 1 college basketball player; a high school, Division 3, and Division 1 assistant coach; and personal trainer for over a decade. I graduated from a Level V United States Center for Coaching Excellence accredited graduate program. Outside of private practice, I have worked as a therapist in a non-profit integrative group practice, hospital, college, and as the Clinic Director for a local non-profit out-patient clinic. I have experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns. I have training in integrative, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness therapy as well as sport psychology. I am a humanistic, person-centered therapist. In addition to my license, I hold several certifications as a supervisor, distance counselor, and biofeedback practitioner.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am an active member of the LGBTQ+ community and participate in advocacy in Manhattan. I am someone who listens and learns from others. I acknowledge differences between me and my clients and find strength in healing within them. I believe the relationship between a client and counselor is very important. It is within this relationship that I can help you teach yourself, heal yourself, and make the changes you want to make. I understand the mind/body/emotion connection very well and my private practice reflects this. You will not be seen as just a reflection of your psychology. I will encourage you to explore many different areas of your life and integrate them along the way to your goals. Your holistic well-being is a priority.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $250 - 350/session

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