Lauren  Blackwood
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Lauren Blackwood

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, Washington DC Accepting Online
Downtown Boston Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 23, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Lauren Blackwood is a licensed psychotherapist in Massachusetts and Washington, DC . She specializes in trauma, anxiety, and relationship issues.

Lauren uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach which means she helps clients identify the connection between recurring thought patterns and how they impact emotions and behavior. When thoughts are distorted and accepted as truth, clients are often left feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and not good enough. Lauren helps clients to identify and reframe unhealthy thinking patterns to develop a more realistic and healthy mindset. Lauren also draws from her training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Mindfulness interventions to help clients heal from painful past experiences, regulate big emotions, and be more grounded in the present moment.

In sessions you will work to identify stuck points in your thinking and unpack emotional reactions which may feel overwhelming and out of control. For example, you may be a high performing student or professional, who, from an outsiders perspective, is seemingly able to meet deadlines and achieve goals. From your perspective though, you may have frequent thoughts that you are never good enough. Your work should have been better, your social interactions should have been better, you should be better. These negative thoughts may manifest in physical sensations such as a tight chest and stomach aches. In sessions you will be given a safe space to better understand your thoughts and feelings, and you will be given tools to process challenging emotions so that you can begin to feel more balanced and centered in your life.

Contact Lauren today if you would like to hear more. Free consultations available upon request.


Message to clients

Therapy is a chance to make deep and lasting changes in your life and interrupt patterns standing in your way. I believe growth happens when you feel like you have a warm and compassionate therapist to help work through the hard stuff. I get that, and I place a premium on holding that safe space for you.

I have been told by many people over the years that working with me has helped them meet their goals, grow a stronger sense of self, and live an overall more joyful life. I would be honored to support you in your therapy journey.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in MA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)

Location(s)

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 am-7 pm
  • Tue 10 am-7 pm
  • Wed 10 am-7 pm
  • Thu 10 am-7 pm
  • Fri 10 am-1 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am-7 pm
  • Tue 10 am-7 pm
  • Wed 10 am-7 pm
  • Thu 10 am-7 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 1 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Downtown Boston practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Tue 10:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Wed 10:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Thu 10:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years


International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Certificate in Emotion Focused Therapy for Individuals , 2022
University of Maryland, Masters of Clinical Social Work, 2011


Licensure

Massachusetts: LICSW126462

Washington DC: LC50081162


Languages

English