Lauren Brinez, LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor (LPC Pending Approval)
Recognizing your need for therapeutic services can be an overwhelming process. Throughout life, we may face many challenges and difficulties and reaching out for support can often make us feel vulnerable. I am here to help support you through any challenges that you may face. I am passionate about helping empower and advocate for those in need while improving our overall ability to function. I believe developing a strong therapeutic rapport can help create a trusting and supportive environment that is needed to help us flourish as individuals.
I am currently a Licensed Associate Counselor within the state of New Jersey and have both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Pace University, in addition to a Certificate in Professional Counseling from Monmouth University. I have worked in Crisis Intervention, Partial and IOP level of care services, inpatient hospitalization as well as working in the crisis department of the emergency room of both Riverview and Bayshore Medical Center.
I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and families. I utilize an eclectic approach with an emphasis on contemporary psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, nurtured heart approach, and solution-focused therapies. I have worked in the areas of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mood disorders, family conflict, life transitions, and self-esteem to name a few.
Together, we can work towards achieving your therapeutic goals while allowing room for positive change. I look forward to helping you make the next step!