Lauren Malkasian Therapy
Knowing how to look after ourselves deserves to be counted as one of life's great arts
Sometimes living in a culture that intensifies alienation, disconnection, and unrealistic expectations leaves us needing extra emotional support. Other times, we're called to create new meaning and purpose in our lives. Whatever needs attention in your life, I can help you create the change you are seeking. We'll navigate early adulthood while emotionally preparing for the transitions, opportunities, and challenges that can arise during college, graduate school, early career, and relationships. Use me as your resource to feel connected and supported—you don't have to do this on your own.
Connection is to see and be seen, to understand and be understood, to know and be known
I work with couples to externalize their problems across various issues from differences in communication, parenting style, infidelity to infertility, adoption, and job changes.
Together we'll dim the power of the problems and open up possibilities. Through collaborative conversations, we'll clear the air and reintroduce a spirit of fun that draws us together and helps us remember what's special about being a couple. Couples get to deeply know each other and collab on how to support their relationship without the dominance of their problems interfering with their desire to connect. While uncovering thought and behavior patterns that interfere with connection and happiness, we’ll identify goals and develop ways of working towards changes that stick.
There is a strong connection between psychological health and creativity
Are you dealing with creative blocks, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, performance anxiety, and career burnout? Let's explore what's getting in your way, be it procrastination, self-sabotage, or distraction, so you can get to work without the torture. Many of my clients learn how to break down challenging moments to create self-awareness which lowers the critic's voice. Compassion comes online, and more expansive ways of thinking dissolving creative and career blocks. Confidence comes online to stand up to false beliefs and obstacles.
We live in a transformative time, and
at the beginning of what is possible
Women face distinctive challenges from relationships and family dynamics to career & professional advancement in male-dominated atmospheres. Women are often in a tough spot as they live with immense pressure from themselves and the world and often experience the effects of anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed. When women are trying to juggle too much, the first thing to go is self-care, and they go into survival mode.
I'm here to listen, support, and help you focus on how to advocate for yourself, communicate your needs, and work with challenging emotions for equity in relationships at home and work. I'll help you get clear about what you want your life and relationships to look like. Clients often comment on how life-changing our work is and how it helps them deal with day-to-day challenges and stresses.