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Lauren Bronstein(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New JerseyNew York
Relationship issues- Life transitions- Stress management- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Trauma- Existential crisis & challenges-

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Professional statement

Lauren Bronstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses a collaborative and eclectic approach to help adults of all ages reach their full potential. Lauren meets each individual with empathy and curiosity, using a non-judgmental approach where clients are invited to safely explore their emotions and struggles. Lauren has supported clients to identify and set boundaries, honor their needs, and unlock their innate capabilities. Lauren's approach is informed by psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), somatic processing, and meaning-making psychotherapy.

Lauren earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis before going on to have a career in recruiting and finance. She eventually returned to school to earn her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College and completed her fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Lauren spent the past few years providing counseling services to people with cancer, their caregivers, and the recently bereaved through the non-profit CancerCare. Lauren's unique background and training allows her to offer personalized care that addresses a wide range of interpersonal and structural issues, from career path obstacles to long-term illness and grief.

Lauren currently offers individual counseling focusing on life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief, caregiver stress, trauma, attachment issues, cancer, and end-of-life care. She also offers career coaching for individuals looking to advance or switch careers.


Message to clients

I believe that therapy is the process of examining the patterns in your life, your interactions and communication with others, how you feel about yourself and your relationships, and your deepest fears, concerns, and beliefs. By expressing, exploring, and interrogating those patterns, thoughts, and beliefs, my clients are able to grow and feel more authentically themselves.

I will do my best to provide a safe space and use a gentle, caring, non-judgmental approach to help you see things from a different perspective and forge a new way of being that makes you feel more authentically yourself and at peace with your life and choices.

If you're coming to therapy with a specific goal in mind, great! If not, I'll work with you to figure out the cause of any stress, fear, or sadness, and help you set a goal that feels realistic, management, and desirable. I also work with some clients on an ongoing basis, helping them continuously grow and cope with life's challenges as they come.

Most of my clients come to therapy because they want a space to vent and express themselves, but also because they want feedback that will help them see a problem from a different perspective and grow. I take my cues from my clients, but I often play an active role in our sessions together, which my client's tell me they appreciate and which sets me apart from other therapists they've had in the past.


Work and Education

CancerCare, Oncology Social Worker
D. E. Shaw, Recruiter
Memorial Sloan Kettering, Social Work Fellow

Hunter School of Social Work, Masters in Social Work, 2018
Washington University in St. Louis, Bachelors in Psychology and Business, 2011

Licensure

New York: 092881-01 - New Jersey: 44SC06232400

Languages

English

Specialties

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • UMR

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$120 - $200

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

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

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