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Lauren Blackwood(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
Washington DCMassachusetts
Anxiety -Perfectionism- Trauma-Self-esteem- Relationship issues- Life transitions-

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Professional statement

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

Lauren uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which means she helps clients identify the connection between unhealthy thought patterns, emotions, physical sensations (such as reoccurring nausea, tightness in chest, or dizziness) and behavior. When thoughts are distorted and accepted as truth, we are often left feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and not good enough. Lauren helps clients to re-frame unhealthy thinking patterns and develop a more healthy mindset. Lauren also draws from 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 excessive worry and 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.

You deserve to feel centered and happy. Contact Lauren today! Free consultations available upon request.

Message to clients

Welcome! I know finding a therapist you can trust can often be a barrier to individuals starting therapy, so I am happy you are taking the first step to getting care. 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.

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


Massachusetts: LICSW126462 - Washington DC: LC50081162




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

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in MA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$180 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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