Lauren  Qualls
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Lauren Qualls

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington Accepting Online
Updated January 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Lauren Qualls works with adults, adolescents age 18+ and couples to provide individual, marital, pre-marital and couples’ counseling. Her specialty is young adults, ages 18-26. Lauren has helped people of all ages tackle issues relating to anxiety, life transitions, family issues, relationship struggles, depression and more. She utilizes evidence-based practices such as: person-centered, relational, CBT, ACT and solution-focused. However, Lauren recognizes each person or couple are unique and tailors her process to work for you. She believes in the collaborative process of therapy, where client and therapist work together to find the best way to create new, healthy behaviors and mindsets.

Lauren received her Master's in Clinical mental health counseling in 2020 and has worked in group practices and in a collegiate mental health center. Lauren has a Gottman Level 1 Certification and has done continuing education in the areas of anxiety, effects of nutrition on mental health and ACT, to name a few.

Lauren is available for telehealth sessions only anywhere in the state of Washington.


Message to clients

I provide a judgment free environment where no subject is off limits. I work with clients to achieve goals, create boundaries, heal childhood wounds, gain better relationship functioning and transition through the many turns in life, as well as many other mental health struggles. I employ techniques that range from mindfulness, to focusing on solutions.

I understand how daunting and scary therapy can seem, so I strive to create an environment where you feel free to be your authentic self. I look forward to helping you create meaningful, lasting changes in your mental health journey!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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.

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • Kaiser Permanente MCO
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO
  • PacificSource
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $190 (50min)

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
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 3pm
  • Tue 9am - 2pm
  • Wed 10am - 3pm
  • Thu 10am - 2pm
  • Fri No Availability
  • Sat No Availability
  • Sun No Availability

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Lauren Qualls Counseling, Mental Health Counselor , 2022 - Present
Sequim Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, 2022 - 2022
Whole Kids CO, HIPPAA Compliance , 2021 - 2022
Seattle Pacific University - Student Counseling Center, Mental Health Counselor Intern , 2019 - 2020

Northwest University, MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2020


Licensure

Washington: MC61139123


Languages

English