Lauren Esposito Imperatore

Lauren Esposito Imperatore

Psychologist, PhD

Dr. Imperatore is accepting clients for morning and daytime appointments at her South End office (updated November 7, 2019)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Lauren Imperatore is a clinical psychologist in Boston, MA who specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss and grief, disabilities, and college student and post-grad mental health. She also has expertise in relationship issues and challenges unique to new parents, including postpartum depression.

In sessions, Lauren takes a warm, empathic, and integrative approach that helps you feel at ease as soon as you walk in her door. Given her extensive knowledge of psychodynamic therapy, she works to understand your historical and current experiences so that she can contextualize your problems and customize an approach to solve them.

Lauren hopes that her clients walk away from sessions feeling a sense of relief and hope, having shared whatever is on their mind with someone who is compassionate and supportive. She offers sessions in English and American Sign Language (ASL), and looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

Therapy requires time and resources which are not always easy to come by and it also requires courage, as you are trusting someone who you don't know with your private thoughts. It can be so life-changing though, as the ultimate goal of the process is to help you create a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling.


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

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

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

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

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

General expertise


Lauren Imperatore 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: $210 (50min)
  • Initial session: $210 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

South End practice

117 Appleton Street

Boston, MA 02116

  • Mon 7:00am-1:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-12:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online therapy (MA) practice
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2007 - Present
The Cambridge Hospital, 2006 - 2017
Harvard Medical School, Clinical Psychology intern and fellow, 2003 - 2006

Gallaudet University, PhD, 2005
Gallaudet University, MA, 2002
Georgetown University, BA, 1998


  • American Sign Language
  • English