A graduate of Lindsey Wilson College with a B.A, and M.Ed in Counseling. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of IN, A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of CA, a sex positive, and Kink Knowledagble therapist. Experienced in working with individuals who are active in alternative lifestyles, polyamory/open/casual relationships, and LGTBQ community. As well as individuals who struggle with Gender identity, Genetic sexual attraction, Abuse and Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Women's/Men's Issues, conflicts in the family, sexual desire/intimacy/dysfunctions, School/work Stress.
I have worked within the Mental/Behavioral Health services since 2009 in a variety of settings, and working with a variety of individuals from toddlers to retirees . While completeing my Certification in Sex Therapy at the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightment, I knew that my goal was to create a laid back atmosphere, a safe space for others, and a non-judgemental approach. Utilizing evidence-based practices I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients.
Sometimes those rules and regulations we grew up with through society, religion, culture, family norms. It's easy to get wrapped up in the black and white of things. It's common to wonder how to tie all of these in a way that makes us happy. I strive to help clients find their balance.
Theraputic approaches I use (Though not limited) are Attachment Based, Trauma Focused, CBT, Trauma focused CBT, Mindfulness CBT, Solution focused, and Reality therapy.
We all can learn from each other. No matter how much I accomplish, I will forever be a student, a researcher, and advocate. Continuing to learn in mental health, mental health treatments, sexual health, sexual awareness, Trauma, and the list goes on. I continue to attend conferences, and continuing education seminars on a yearly basis.
Kink Friendly Professional-National Coalition of Sexual Freedom
Lauren Abasheva, LMHC, LPCC
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment.
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