Lauren  Siegel

Lauren Siegel


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Waitlist Online
Updated January 21, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Lauren Siegel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, brings over 20 years of experience in social work to her practice. Her expertise lies in helping individuals transform their emotional wounds into sources of strength and self-acceptance. She also aids in fostering emotional growth and breaking free from negative relationship patterns.

Lauren specializes in supporting individuals from young to middle-aged adults, both individually and within group settings. Her approach is characterized by warmth, directness, and collaboration.

Through a blend of traditional talk therapy and innovative creative therapies, Lauren guides her clients in exploring and challenging restrictive patterns, beliefs, and family dynamics that may be hindering their expression, growth, and joy. Her therapeutic approach is designed to empower individuals to overcome their emotional barriers and achieve a more fulfilling life.

Message to clients

The fact that you're seeking therapy for healing and growth is a testament to your resilience, courage, and vitality. Finding the right therapist can feel impossible, especially since there are many therapists to choose from.

The cornerstone of my practice is empowering clients to embrace their unique quirks, nurture their inner child, and let go of what no longer serves their growth. Each individual who steps into my office is respected as unique, with their own set of experiences, and hence, I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and inquisitive approach. You can expect to feel heard, seen, and supported throughout your therapeutic journey.

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

I offer a complimentary consultation to evaluate whether we would make an exceptional team to guide you through your transformation journey.


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
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • United Healthcare
  • 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 Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

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

  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)

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 with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00-7:00
  • Tue 11:00-6:00
  • Wed 10:00-5:00
  • Thu 11:00-6:00
  • Fri 9:00-1:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 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

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