Lauren Choi

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Lauren Choi Photo

About Me

Hello! My name is Lauren Choi. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and Texas with over 16 years of experience serving the needs of individuals, families, and children medical and mental health fields. I have worked within a multitude of settings, helping people manage challenges in homes, schools, healthcare, facilities, and in my private practice. I have worked extensively with families, parents, children, teens and young adults, seniors, adults, veterans, and caregivers. I have considerable experience working with a culturally diverse client base.

I have worked with clients from a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, f grief, and loss, family dynamic distresses, poor communication styles, racial discrimination in the workplace, and emotional abuse. I also helped many people who have experienced physical/sexual trauma or emotional abuse.

Being a teen is not that simple! Sometimes, they may feel caught in between wanting to explore their own interests and maybe still feeling like a child. I am a person-centered counselor with a warm, interactive, and supportive style. I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe and respected and are able to experience therapy as positive and helpful.

My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful, and client-centered. I integrate my kindness, humor, and objectivity to assist and I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness Practice Rational emotive counseling, Humanistic, Psychodynamic. We will identify them together and use them to create what you want and need in your life. My goal is to help my clients be the best version of themselves and live the best life that is creative and authentic to them.

I will honor your time commitment and use our time efficiently and wisely. I look forward to working with you. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Korean


Licensing

LCSW #97867 (Expires: 2022-10-31)

LCSW #104042 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by H.E. on Aug 25, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks

I am very happy with Lauren, she Is very professional, kind,understanding etc....
I would recommend her with my eyes closed.

Written by A.G. on Aug 18, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I had Lauren only for 3 sessions, but she has been a really great therapist. She helped me see right away things and understand where my issues are coming from. I would have continue using her if not a need to cancel teen counseling. I highly recommend Lauren, you won’t regret it!

Written by J.A. on Aug 11, 2021 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Lauren communicates well and is always on time. She is very understanding and empathetic to needs