Lauren  Taliaferro

Lauren Taliaferro


Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated October 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination

Professional statement

Lauren is a person-centered therapist. Instead of operating sessions only using one or two therapeutic approaches (like only CBT), she tailors therapy to each client’s needs, while building a solid and trusting relationship. She understands the benefit of sticking to specific therapy approaches, but also values flexibility, when needed.

She likes each session to look different, because clients' needs can vary from session to session. Some days she will focus on mindfulness and breathing techniques to reduce your anxiety, while other days, she will work on modifying your negative thought patterns, if they're causing you distress. Sometimes the therapy space can be used to just vent without getting all therapy jargon thrown back at you. That's all okay! She will find out what does and does not work for you.

Message to clients

I want to help you find your place in the world, so you can take up the space you deserve! A lot of us have gotten into the habit of shrinking ourselves and letting our light be dimmed, but things don't always have to feel so dark. Life doesn't have to be something that just happens to us–we can turn it into something we are proud to be a part of instead. We may not always be in control of how the world treats us, but we can work to reclaim our power and put better energy out into the universe. I want you to come out of therapy having a better view on yourself, your relationships, and everything life has to offer.


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

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 3.30pm
  • Tue 8am - 8pm
  • Wed 8am - 8pm
  • Thu 8am - 3.30pm
  • Fri 8am - 3.30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present

Pace University- Pleasantville, Masters, 2020


New York: P123366