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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S
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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey

Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40509
Let's Connect (859) 295-3882
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Generational trauma, racialized trauma, system-induced trauma... Trauma is far-reaching and multifaceted and to varying degrees, trauma impacts every single person on the face of this Earth as does ones sexuality. As a trauma specialist and certified sex provider, those who seek to gain insight and process trauma(s) and current life stressors related to relationships . Inclusive exploration, culturally responsive, and trauma-based sexuality-informed counseling approaches YOU have the ability to highlight and tap into your own empowerment, peace, joy, and self-love. Growth begins within. If you are ready to do the work, I am here.
I offer counseling to clients and couples from all walks of life who have experienced trauma, personal stressors, sex/relationship issues and everything in between. As a client-centered doctor of clinical counseling, my clinical orientation is grounded in knowing my role is to help clients tap into their highest level of self actualization and functioning.
If you are someone who has experienced trauma and significant life stressors over the course of your life and you are seeking to gain a greater understanding about yourself and how you are navigating the world from an interpersonal and reflective perspective consider contacting me for a consultation for couples, individual, sex, or trauma-based therapy.
Call or Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey now for a free 15 minute consultation - (859) 295-3882

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Lexington, KY 40509

(859) 295-3882
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues and Sex Therapy 
$190 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Let's Connect (859) 295-3882
Photo of Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey, EdD, LPCC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Lexington, KY 40509

(859) 295-3882
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues and Sex Therapy 
$190 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $190
  • Couple Sessions $250
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Health Savings Account, Zelle

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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The sex therapy counseling services I provide a strictly out of pocket and I do not accept any insurance for this specific service.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (859) 295-3882
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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S
"
The sex therapy counseling services I provide a strictly out of pocket and I do not accept any insurance for this specific service.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (859) 295-3882
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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Kentucky / 164142 Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
  • In Practice for 14 Years
  • Membership with American Counseling Association 6423382 / 2010
  • Attended Doctoral Degree in Counselor Education and Superivsion , Ed.D, Graduated 2019
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I am a Black mental health provider and doctor of counseling aiming to highlight inclusivity, intersectionality, and empowerment with all.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (859) 295-3882
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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S
"
I am a Black mental health provider and doctor of counseling aiming to highlight inclusivity, intersectionality, and empowerment with all.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (859) 295-3882
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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Sex Therapy

Expertise

  • Bisexual
  • Coping Skills
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Pre-martial counseling
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Veterans
Do these issues align with your needs? or (859) 295-3882
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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S
Do these issues align with your needs? or (859) 295-3882
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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S

Endorsement

Anthony Moody
Anthony Moody
CounselorLPCA
Dr. Lauren is knowledgeable, professional, honest, empowering, and extremely caring. I definitely would recommend her as a therapist and also a supervisor.

Client Focus

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative couples and sex therapy (ICST)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Trauma Focused
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Cognitive Processing Therapy, Emotion-Based Sex Therapy, and EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I have been formally trained in all three of these therapies as well as TF-CBT (trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy). Depending on the clients clinical needs , the client and I will explore and discuss what therapy type will be the best fit for them.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (859) 295-3882
Photo of Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey, EdD, LPCC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S
"
Cognitive Processing Therapy, Emotion-Based Sex Therapy, and EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I have been formally trained in all three of these therapies as well as TF-CBT (trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy). Depending on the clients clinical needs , the client and I will explore and discuss what therapy type will be the best fit for them.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (859) 295-3882
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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S

Location

Primary Location

Lexington, KY 40509

(859) 295-3882
Call for a free consultation now - (859) 295-3882
Photo of Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey, EdD, LPCC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S
Call for a free consultation now - (859) 295-3882
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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2024