Lauren  Siegel
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Lauren Siegel


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated September 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Lauren Siegel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lauren has over 20 years of social work experience helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, and life transitions. She supports young to middle-aged adults individually and within groups.

Lauren believes in the uniqueness of each client; therefore, she draws from an extensive therapeutic toolkit that integrates Attachment Theory, Neurobiology, and Trauma Informed Care with Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems. In addition, Lauren uses an array of creative modalities to help clients connect and discover parts within themselves that talking alone does not always reveal. Together, clients overcome obstacles, address self-doubt and limiting beliefs, forging a path toward lasting change and growth.

Lauren earned a Master’s in Social Work from CUNY Hunter College School of Social Work. She has a certificate in People Personnel Service Credential from the University of California, Berkeley. Before becoming an LCSW, she worked within schools, community-based organizations, and government agencies to increase mental health access and social inequalities.

Begin your healing journey and empower yourself at the deepest level by connecting with Lauren today.

Message to clients

Hello beautiful! It is a joy to meet you here! Whatever has brought you to seek therapy for healing and growth reflects your aliveness, courage, and strength.

My practice is centered around helping clients achieve their goals. I view each person who comes to me for support as unique in their own experiences, so I provide a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach. This means you will feel heard, seen, and supported throughout your therapy journey.

Clients describe me as attuned, responsive, creative, warm, insightful, and collaborative.


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

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • United Healthcare

Lauren Siegel is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of California Davis Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Irvine Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Los Angeles Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Merced Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Riverside Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California San Diego Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
  • Tue 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wed 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu 12 p.m to 5 p.m.
  • Fri 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Cerebral , Therapist, 2021 - 2023
Bay Area Community Resources, School Based Therapist , 2017 - 2022
La Famila, Oakland Unified School District, School Social Worker Intern, 2015 - 2016
Creekside Middle School, Castro Valley Unified School District , School Social Worker Intern , 2013 - 2014
Family Paths, Parental Stress Hotline Volunteer, 2012 - 2014
Bridge Housing, Community Builder, 2009 - 2010
Insight Center for Economic Development, Consultant, Economic Security Initiative , 2010 - 2010
Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Consultant, Community Engagement, 2008 - 2008
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Community Involvement Specialist, 2005 - 2008
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Program Manager, Community Development Initative, 2003 - 2005

University of California, Berkeley, People Personal School Credential , 2016
City University of New York, Hunter College School of Social Work , Master's of Social Work, 2002
Mills College, Bachlors of Art in Human Development , 1997


California: 112279