Lauren  Pitts-Bounds
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Lauren Pitts-Bounds

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas, Delaware Accepting Online
Updated July 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Abandonment issues

Professional statement

Dr. Lauren D. Pitts is a licensed couple, marriage & family therapist and life coach located in Fort Worth, TX. She specializes in trauma informed care, relationship issues, family conflict, marital and premarital issues, mental performance, and personal & professional development among other specialty areas.

Dr. Pitts is also the CEO and Founder of Legacy Counseling & Life Coaching, LLC with a focus on empowering, liberating, and transforming the lives of clients by educating and equipping them with practical, strength-based, systemic, holistic, and innovative solutions to address issues and challenges faced in life across all domains personally and professionally. Dr. Pitts is committed to addressing the complex public health issues that impact her clients and their communities using integrative and collaborative approaches including but not limited to trauma-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, attachment-based family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused couples therapy, and sports psychology.

Life coaching is focused on helping clients identify strengths, develop them, and identify and achieve personal and professional goals. Presently clinical services are offered virtually to Delaware and Texas residents. Message Dr. Pitts to inquire about her availability for IN-PERSON session appointments (DFW metroplex). Life and Relationship Coaching services are available virtually nationally and internationally. To inquire about Dr. Pitts' availability for IN-PERSON Life and Relationship Coaching services, or to hire Dr. Pitts to speak or train at your event, please message her through the portal.

Dr. Pitts earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management and a master’s degree in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy each from Drexel University. She earned a bachelor’s in organizational management from HBCU Edward Waters College.


Message to clients

I offer free 15 minute consultations. Please visit my website and once on the site, click the schedule appointment button in the top right corner of the page (on lap or desktop or the three little gold lines in the top right corner if using your phone). On the page that follows, select which option (private pay or insurance) and you will be taken to my client portal where you can schedule a free consultation. Once concluded, we can decide if we're a mutually good fit to work together.

The intake process is conducted in the first session and explores the client’s family history with the understanding that we all inherit ways of living from our family and culture that may be in direct conflict with who we say we want to be and how we want to live our life. The goal of the intake process is to review key events in your family history and identify experiences, relational patterns, and inherited values that are influencing how you think, feel, function, and navigate life in ways that may be counterproductive to being your best self. Progress is achieved when the client’s moods and emotions have improved, thinking has positively shifted, behaviors and relationships with others are better, and better life satisfaction is achieved. I prefer working with clients who are wholeheartedly committed to doing the individual and relational self-work to improve the quality of their lives.


Specialties

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

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

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

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $40 - $150

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
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7 am - 8 pm
  • Tue 7 am - 8 pm
  • Wed 7 am - 5 pm
  • Thu 7 am - 8 pm
  • Fri 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Delaware)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 am - 9 pm
  • Tue 8 am - 9 pm
  • Wed 8 am - 6 pm
  • Thu 8 am - 9 pm
  • Fri 8 am - 9 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Legacy Counseling & Life Coaching LLC, CEO/LMFT/Life Coach, 2023 - Present
HOUSE TALK/HOUSE TALK PREGAME, Podcast Host, 2018 - Present
Independent Contractor, LMFT/MFT/Life Coach/Youth Mentor, 2015 - 2023
A Seed of Hope Counseling Center, LMFT, 2019 - 2023
Global Citizen Year Inc./Global Citizen Academy, Registrar/Adjunct Instructor, 2020 - 2022
Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. , Intensive Mobile Family Therapist, 2018 - 2019
U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Cultural Affairs, CULTURAL AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES, 2014 - 2015

Drexel University, EdD-Educational Leadership & Management/Educational Administration, 2017
Drexel University, MFT, 2013
Edward Waters College, BBA-Organizational Management, 2007


Licensure

Texas: 205111

Delaware: FT-0010070


Languages

English