Lauren  Dumont

Lauren Dumont

Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients in Cambridge practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Family issues
  • Loss and grief
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Lauren Dumont is a licensed psychologist at the group practice Kendall Psychological Associates in Cambridge, MA. She specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues, and has extensive experience working with college and graduate students as they adapt to a new environment and navigate school-related stress. Her goal is to help individuals integrate wellness in both their personal and work lives.

Dr. Dumont utilizes an integrative approach to therapy including cognitive-behavioral, emotionally-focused, and interpersonal therapies. She focuses on creating a safe space where clients feel comfortable sharing their most intimate thoughts and feelings, and has a special interest in working with men with depression.

She received her doctorate from Loyola University Maryland and has experience working with students at multiple college counseling centers. Her Kendall Square office is easily accessible by the Kendall & Central T-stops.


Message to clients

I am a therapist who is genuinely and whole-heartedly myself when meeting with clients. I allow my natural warmth, humor, and caring personality to come through during therapy sessions. While seeking help may come easy for some, I know it is difficult for others. Therefore, I prioritize co-creating a comfortable environment for us to work within. I strongly believe that identifying and expressing emotions, engaging in genuine moments of connection, re-framing problematic thoughts, and building helpful skills are key ingredients to well-being. Together we will design a therapy plan that is unique for you. I truly enjoy the work that I do, and always look forward to meeting new clients!


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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Loss and 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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Cambridge practice

234 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02139

Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

NYU, Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2017 - 2018

University of Delaware, Pre-Doctoral Internship, 2016 - 2017

Drexel University, Externship, 2015 - 2016

University of Delaware, Externship, 2014 - 2015

Loyola University, Externship, 2012 - 2014

Loyola University Maryland, PsyD, 2017


Languages

  • English