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Lauren Imperatore(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
Anxiety-Depression-Life transitions-Parenting-Loss, grief, and bereavement -Relationship issues-
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Professional statement

Lauren Imperatore is a clinical psychologist in Boston, MA who specializes in helping people work through relationship issues, life changes, loss, and grief. She has a great deal of experience working with college students, emerging adults, and people who have complex medical issues and multiple disabilities. She also has expertise in working with challenges unique to new parents, including postpartum depression and anxiety.

Lauren has a warm, empathic style of relating that helps people feel at ease as soon as they walk in her door. She takes a theoretically integrative approach in her work: She has extensive knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy which she often uses as a foundation for collaborative conversations about current problems. And, she is practical and goal-oriented when she shares her thoughts and offers advice.

Lauren's hope is that her clients feel a positive life shift as a result of their work with her; Relief from distress, a sense of movement after feeling "stuck," and/or a renewed feeling of hope for a rich and meaningful future.

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.

Work and Education

Private practice
The Cambridge Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Clinical Psychology intern and fellow

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


Massachusetts: 8630


American Sign Language, English


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

Treatment approaches


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

Locations & Hours


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

  • Individual sessions:$275 (50min)
  • Initial session:$330 (60min)

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
Therapist's note

Many of the people I work with request elongated meetings at times. I also offer 75 minute sessions ($435) and 90 minute sessions ($495) when needed.