Lauren  Becker
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Lauren Becker

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science in Education, MSEd Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York Accepting Online
Boston Accepting In-person
Updated February 4, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Loss and grief
  • Life transitions
  • Perinatal and postpartum support
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • College and graduate school adjustment

Professional statement

Dr. Lauren Becker is a psychologist in Boston with expertise in supporting clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, transitions, fertility struggles, low self esteem, trauma, college and graduate school adjustment, and parenting and step-parenting adjustment. Her style is honest and open, funny at times, and she brings genuine care and compassion to help her clients navigate life's challenges.

Dr. Becker also provides neuropsychological assessments to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses, learning styles, and emotional functioning, and to help diagnose learning challenges and autism spectrum disorders. Her practice is primarily psychodynamically oriented, and incorporates tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, IFS, mindfulness practices, and supportive therapy.

Dr. Becker believes that the best approach is holistic and evidence-based, and has pursued training in a variety of issues and therapy modalities. She works towards creating a warm and open space where her clients can be their authentic selves and find the light in dark situations.


Message to clients

I have expertise in healing from the inside out to free you of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship and family struggles, grief and trauma. I can also help you work through challenging periods, adjustments and transitions. Most of my clients begin therapy hoping to heal relationships, alleviate emotional pain, fix problematic behaviors and improve their overall life satisfaction. Still, mustering the courage to begin therapy can feel scary and anxiety provoking. I will do my very best to help you feel relaxed and at ease. It has been my experience that my clients ultimately enjoy the process of becoming healthier and more self-aware. My approach to therapy is individualized. I take special care to create treatment plans that are unique to each person. I believe that life’s challenges represent opportunities for growth and that we are all inherently capable of tackling our problems and creating fulfilling, meaningful lives. I love my job because I am I able to help others find the relief and change they are looking for.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Family issues - Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues

Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care, navigating cultural transitions and bicultural issues

Perinatal and postpartum support - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion

College and graduate school adjustment - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Lauren Becker is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $225 - $300
  • Initial session: $350 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I am happy to submit paperwork to your insurance so you can be reimbursed directly without having to lift a finger! For some, doing the paperwork for reimbursement is an added stressor and I will take that off your plate.

Reimbursement rates are often quite good, up to 80% of my fee.


Location(s)

Boston practice
1330 Beacon Street, 263, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Interfaith Medical Center, Clinical Psychologist
New York University RUSK Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Neuropsychological Evaluations
Upham's Corner Health Center, Clinical Psychologist
Maimonides Medical Center, Clinical Psychologist
McShane Center for Psychological Services, College Counseling

Pace University, PsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 2009
Pace University, MSEd Master's Degree in School Psychology, 2007
Cornell University, BS in Human Development, 2000


Licensure

Massachusetts: 9683

Rhode Island: PS01994

New York: 019196-01


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"Dr. Becker is a top-notch psychologist who is warm, compassionate and engaging. Dr. Becker utilizes a myriad of eclectic modalities to tailor therapy for each client. Her dynamic and brilliant therapeutic acumen is matched by her sensitivity and care for those she helps. I highly recommend Dr. Becker as a therapist with the utmost confidence."

- David Katzenstein, LCSW-R • May 2017

"Dr. Becker is an exceptional psychologist with a wide range of skills. She is well trained, intuitive and empathetic to a wide range of patient issues. She is a complete professional in her knowledge base as well as in her behavior with her patients. I give her my highest recommendation. Dr. Becker is an exceptionally gifted psychologist. It has been an honor to have worked with her and to have had a role in her training and career."

- Alan Hilfer, PhD • May 2017

Client testimonials

"Dr. Becker made me feel relaxed in my initial sessions. She provided space for deep listening and understanding, and I was able to be more honest about my situation in a way that helped."
- Zencare client • April 2023
"I reached out to Lauren for my daughter and now they are in touch. Very grateful for her quick response."
- Zencare client • February 2022