Lauren  Diaz

Lauren Diaz


Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Master of Professional Studies, MPS Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

I currently have openings for telehealth therapy sessions. Please contact me to find a time that works best for you. I look forward to hearing from you!

Updated February 9, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Child mental health
  • Communication issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Lauren Diaz is a board-certified and licensed creative arts therapist offering remote and in-person sessions in New York City. She works with individuals at all stages of life, with a focus on young adults, adolescents and children looking to move through different challenges. Many of Lauren’s clients come in to work on expressing their emotions clearly and sharing those feelings with others. Lauren loves creating a warm and nurturing environment to support others in their goals and dreams. She also has advanced training in parent-child relationships through an attachment lens.

Lauren’s training is based in creative arts therapy which utilizes talk therapy while also having a well-stocked tool box to curate a fully personalized therapeutic environment. While some clients may mostly talk in sessions, others will access and process emotions through visual art making, imaginative exploration, mindfulness activities or a multitude of other creative possibilities. In session, Lauren helps guide clients as they find more ease in moving through difficult emotions and expressing themselves.

Lauren knows that therapy is a collaboration and prioritizes taking time to understand a client’s individual goals. She believes that you are the expert of yourself and provides a secure environment to empower you in finding solutions. She incorporates somatic approaches to increase connection between mind and body, thereby helping to build emotional regulation skills and increased awareness of one’s inner landscape.

After years of experience, Lauren has seen firsthand the value of the therapeutic relationship and aims to create a safe environment where you feel heard and seen as you create more space to radiate your unique goodness. She offers remote sessions as well as in-person sessions.

Message to clients

My hope is that you will leave our sessions feeling more comfortable being you and therefore, able to connect with others in a more authentic and engaged way. By working together, we will build the tools needed for you to gain mastery of your story. I am passionate about holding space to hear all that is going on in your life so that you can lighten your burden and create more space to explore what will be helpful for you. Please reach out to me for a free 15-minute call to see if I would be a good fit for you. I look forward to hearing from you!


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

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

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

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed


New York: 002663