She/Her/HersLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Lauren Rosenthal is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Soquel, CA. Lauren works with children, young adults, and adults across a wide range of mental health challenges. Many of her clients become overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness or fear as they navigate major changes, chronic pain, or conflicts in their relationships. She also offers couples’ and family sessions for those who would like to grow their bonds with loved ones and to work through conflict, discomfort, or stress occurring within those relationships.
Lauren teaches clients effective coping strategies to employ when faced with emotional or physical distress. She often brings in concepts from neuroscience to help clients understand what’s happening internally for them, and taps into the mind-body connection through breathwork and Somatic Experience therapy. She also incorporates therapy approaches like Internal Family Systems and attachment-based therapy to provide clients with different perspectives from which to view their challenges. Lauren believes that all individuals have the capacity to make positive change in their lives, and she provides a deep sense of support to her clients as they work towards this change.
Lauren studied extensively with renowned mindfulness instructors Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, fulfilling certification as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. To further trauma informed care, Lauren received certification from Integrative Psychiatry Institute’s Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy program. If traditional psychotherapeutic methods fall short, psychedelic intervention can offer alternative benefits and provide a radical path towards healing.
Lauren believes that therapy is a collaborative process where both the client and the therapist lead one another forwards. Clients begin to notice unhealthy patterns in their behavior and in their thoughts, and learn from Lauren how to practice self-compassion and to avoid the intense feelings of shame that can hold them back from joy and peace.
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
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally
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Years of Experience: 16 years
Self Employed, Private Practice Therapist, 2022 - Present
Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Social Worker, 2012 - 2022
Family and Children's Services, Therapist, 2009 - 2012
Adolescent Counseling Services, Therapist, 2007 - 2010
Integrative Psychiatry Institute, Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapist, 2023
Greater Good Science Center, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, 2019
Santa Clara University, MA in Counseling Psychology, 2008
UC Santa Barbara, BA Physical Anthropology, 2004
For young adults and adults who struggle with anxiety throughout daily life. Come learn how to better understand the way anxiety impacts your life, alternative responses to anxiety, and effective coping tools to help diminish negative impact.
For teens (12-18) who struggle with anxiety in school or home life. Come learn how to better understand the way anxiety impacts your life, alternative responses to anxiety, and effective coping tools to help diminish negative impact.
For young adults and adults interested in learning the art of Mindfulness Meditation. Come learn the basics of Mindfulness Meditation, how to start a practice in your life, and begin to tackle everyday stressors and pain.