Lauren  Consul

Lauren Consul

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT Juris Doctor, JD

Accepting new clients for daytime, afternoon, & evening appointments in Online therapy (CA) practice (updated July 31, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Grief
  • Relationships
  • Couples counseling
  • Divorce

Professional statement

Lauren has over a decade of experience in the mental health field and specializes in relational issues. She helps individuals, couples, and families break negative relational patterns through understanding and healing of emotional pain in order to move forward with hope and connection.

Specific issues many clients come to Lauren for support with include high conflict relationships, communication issues, dating issues, difficulty finding or maintaining a relationship, infidelity, lack of intimacy, grieving the loss of a relationship, divorce or break-ups, negotiating roles in the relationship, and more.

Lauren has received training in the evidence-based approaches of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is trauma informed and LGBTQ+ affirming. Lauren is knowledgeable and affirming of open or non-monogamous relationships.

Lauren’s practice is completely virtual which allows her to work with clients anywhere in California. Virtual therapy provides increased comfort and flexibility for clients. Clients are able to easily fit sessions into their busy lives. Clients often share that having sessions in a setting familiar to them creates a sense of security that allows them to feel safer in going deeper in therapy more quickly. 

If you do not see a time on the scheduler for a free consultation that works with your schedule, please email Lauren to find a time that works for you. 


Message to clients

You deserve to feel seen, heard, and to know you matter in your relationships. Connection is vital to our mental health. Connection with ourselves, our romantic partners, our family, and our friends. Many of our issues can be traced back to relational issues. Whether it is a current relationship or baggage and trauma hanging around from our past experiences and childhood. I want to help you achieve the relationship you deserve, whether that is with your partner, family, grieving the loss of a relationship, or while dating and trying to find a partner.

Life is too short and relationships are too important to stay stuck in disconnected and painful patterns, to hold grudges, to let our past trauma control our present, or to feel lonely all the time. I want you to be free from the weight of your past that is holding you back, to be fully in the present, and to feel connected, loved, and in control of your life and relationships. Let’s work together to make that happen in your life. 


Specialties

Grief - 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

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Divorce - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents

Insurance

Lauren Consul is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial couples session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Lauren can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online therapy (CA) practice

Hours

  • Mon Please inquire
  • Tue Please inquire
  • Wed Please inquire
  • Thu Please inquire
  • Fri Please inquire
  • Sat Please inquire
  • Sun Please inquire

Work and Education

Licensed LMFT, 2015
University of California Irvine, Psychology and Social Behavior
University of Souther California, Master's of Marriage and Family Therapy Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Juris Doctorate.


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Lauren  Consul
Divorce Support Group for Parents

This divorce support group for parents is a confidential 8-week group offering connection, support, and feedback for parents at any stage of the separation or divorce process.