11622 El Camino Real # 100 , San Diego, CA, 92130
Lauren Gray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with children aged 0-5 and providing parent education and support. Lauren has 6 years of experience supporting parents in managing challenging behaviors including aggression, difficulty adjusting to transitions, and anxiety. Lauren uses Positive Discipline techniques to work with families in improving their functioning and creating meaningful relationships. Lauren also has extensive experience in trauma work with children and adolescents ages 3-18 and is able to support individuals who suffer from anxiety and depression.
Lauren believes in a relational approach to Therapy and feels that the family is a key component in treating the child. Lauren is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Theraplay. Lauren is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. Lauren is experienced in the assessment and diagnosis of mental health conditions and creates individual treatment plans to meet the needs of youths and their families.
Change happens when we let it.
Emotions and feelings can be bottled up...
No breathing room... Nowhere to go...
As time moves on, the desire and need to grow and spread our wings evolves within ourselves
to endless opportunities...
Therapy is a challenging process. If you are reading this page your curiosity and possibility of a therapeutic process is within arms reach. Therapy can be a daunting process with its challenges and commitments. Individuals have a belief-system that is their own and unique to whom they are. Changing a belief system is not easy nor is it expected. However, having the opportunity to understand one’s belief system, life experience and choices an individual makes can strengthen an understanding of “who you are.” Understanding “self” is a critical component in making change and working towards creating a satisfying relationship with yourself and others in your life.
Starting therapy is challenging. We truly believe that the only obstacle to overcoming challenges in life is a commitment to yourself to reach your goals, no matter how difficult or distant they might be. You may come to me with a very serious challenge that takes time to address or your challenge may be resolved in only a few sessions. Together, we will determine which path is best for you and work towards achieving your goals.
“We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.”
~T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets