Lauren Ross, Therapist in Austin, Texas — Zencare
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Lauren Ross

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Texas Accepting Online
Montopolis Not Accepting In-person
Updated August 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Premarital counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Communication issues

Professional statement

Lauren is passionate about helping couples be their favorite selves. She works with motivated couples that are in an exciting chapter of their lives, who simply don’t know what they don’t know. Lauren’s clients are looking to go from great to excellent- having essential conversations, thoroughly exploring and learning together, and building confidence by strengthening their foundation with evidence-based tools. Many of Lauren’s clients are engaged to be married. However, because Lauren specializes in preventative relational wellness, she happily works with committed partners who are serious about their future together, regardless of their labels. Some couples do not have intentions to marry, while others did not seek premarital services while they were engaged and are looking to do the work as newlyweds.

Lauren defines her role as an empowering helper. She operates from a solution-focused psychoeducational lens and systemic theoretical orientation. Lauren provides concentrated, short-term services to help the couples she works with build the tools and confidence they need to see themselves as the experts of their own relationship.

Lauren is certified by the state of Texas as both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Psychology, and earned her Masters in Counseling at St. Edward’s University.

Lauren's practice, Texas Premarital Counseling, is online only and uses a HIPAA compliant platform called SecureVideo to facilitate sessions. This eases the time burden on clients by eliminating a commute and allows Lauren to serve clients all across Texas.


Message to clients

First, thank you for prioritizing the long-term health of your relationship. Not everyone understands the value of preventative relational wellness. This mindset is an incredible strength and something to be celebrated!

Second, thank you for taking the time to consider working with me. I take the ethical responsibilities of my helper role very seriously and if there is anything I can do to support you, even if that means simply providing another referral, please do not hesitate to reach out.

The vast majority of my clients “don’t know what they don’t know”… and that’s okay! I provide an empowering and structured environment for couples to grow together.

I offer a completely customizable 8-session premarital counseling package which works through the following structure:

Session One- Thorough Assessment (exploring individual and shared histories, identifying strengths and focus areas, setting goals for premarital counseling)

Session Two- Family of Origin (structure, traditions, culture, beliefs, and values)

Session Three- Individual Wellness (stress management, needs, differences)

Sessions Four and Five- Communication (patterns and cycles, tools, and conflict resolution strategies)

Session Six and Seven- Expressing Affection (love languages, intimacy, trust, and boundaries)

Session Eight- Goals (roles, expectations, finances, and family planning)


Specialties

Premarital counseling - Providing a structured environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage.

Relationship issues - Understanding each partner's wants and needs in the relationship; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction.

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

Life transitions - Navigating major milestones- such as moving in together, planning a wedding, and deciding how to manage finances together; gaining insights to better manage resulting stress and grow together.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in the intimate partner relationship; learning how to use healthy methods of communication to convey and respond to needs.




Clientele

  • Couples

Insurance

Lauren Ross 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

As a convenience and also to provide couples a $100 discount, an optional premarital counseling package is offered as 8 counseling-hours for $1500.


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 Closed
  • Tue 10am - 5pm
  • Wed 10am - 5pm
  • Thu 10am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Montopolis practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Texas Premarital Counseling, Owner and Counselor, 2021 - Present

St. Edward's University , Masters of Arts in Counseling, 2016


Licensure

Texas: 202959


Languages

English


Publications

  • Lauren
    Therapy with Lauren Ross

    We interviewed Lauren Ross and asked about their work with clients and guiding philosophies on therapy.