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Lauren Trestler(she/her, they/them)

(she/her, they/them)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Anxiety - Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Relationship issues- Trauma-

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Professional statement

Lauren Trestler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Oakland, CA. Lauren helps clients who face difficulties in their relationships, as well as anxiety or depression. Lauren is a trauma-informed therapist who creates safe, secure environments in each therapy session so clients can feel comfortable talking about their feelings openly. Many of her clients have previously experienced toxic relationships that leave them with low self-esteem and low self-worth. She also helps clients who feel stuck in their emotions, especially sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness, anger, frustration, disappointment, loneliness, or grief.

Lauren practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based therapy modalities to help clients better grasp what’s in their control and what’s outside of their control. Clients learn effective coping skills to utilize when they feel overwhelmed by their emotions. She also teaches clients how to decrease the occurrence of intrusive thoughts and painful memories. Lauren aims to boost clients’ self-compassion practices through self-affirmations and recognition of innate strengths. She has additional training in working with clients through trauma, specifically how to avoid reactivating clients’ concepts of fear, danger, or panic.

Lauren earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from University of California Berkeley. She has nearly ten years of experience supporting clients and enjoys working with clients from different backgrounds. She helps clients set and reach their mental health goals by providing validation, empathy, and different perspectives from which to view life situations.


California: 87982




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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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


  • Adults (24+)

Locations & Hours


  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Currently operating on a waitlist for insurance clients.

Client testimonials

"She's the best"
- Zencare client September 2022