Lauren Malkasian Therapy
When we suffer trauma, experience loss, find ourselves in the middle of a major life transition or fall out of balance, we are often left feeling anxious, depressed, or lost and needing support. Therapy can be an invaluable tool to finding our way back to our vitality and connectedness to ourselves and the world. Therapy helps to balance reflection, action, and acceptance.
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.
Many of my clients slow down moments of challenge to create self-awareness and care to lower the voice of the critic. Compassion comes online and they're better able to create a new intentional path.
Therapy can expand our capacity for happiness and joy, while also building awareness, skills, and resilience.
You don’t have to stay stuck in habitual patterns that don’t serve you.
"Knowing how to look after ourselves deserves to be counted as one of the great arts of life. For much of our adulthoods, there is no one else to do the task for us. We have to calm ourselves down, ensure we are getting enough sleep, regulate our excitement, do our taxes, reﬂate our self-esteem, lend our hopes encouragement, occasionally administer the right sort of criticism, and pick ourselves up after yet another defeat."
–School of LIfe
I work with couples to externalize the problems of the relationship in order to dim the power of the problem and open up possibilities and collaborative conversations. Couples get to know each other and learn 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 for lasting changes.
Have you recently had a child and you wonder how to balance multiple responsibilities? Having time for yourself seems impossible with everything you’re juggling. First-time parents, or if you're 2nd or 3rd timers-- I'm here to support you with the highs & lows of parenting. Let's understand what matters to you, what you want to prioritize as we develop concrete tools to use for daily practice including self-care and developmental guidance.
Let's approach the needs of both partners coming at this together to negotiate on equal footing.
Cultivate self-care practices to help you recharge
Become more attuned to your needs and feelings
Discover how to make work more sustainable
Dealing with creative blocks, self-doubt, social isolation, imposter syndrome, performance anxiety, comparison to others and career burnout. We’ll explore what's getting in your way, be it procrastination, self-sabotage or distraction, so you can get to work on what you were put on this earth to do.
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 are often experiencing 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.
This intensive expectation can lead to self-esteem wrapped up in identity issues, judgment & perfectionism and it's really an impossible feat!
I'm here to listen to what is going on and support and help you focus on how you can advocate for yourself to find support and equality at home and at work. To be in relation to yourself and others and how to better communicate your needs, improve relationships and work with difficult emotions. My clients often comment on how useful those skills are in helping them deal with day-to-day challenges and stress, as well as developing self-confidence.