Lauren Gonzalez

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MFA

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Lauren Gonzalez, LMFT, MA, MFA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia
(415) 685-3894 Website

Lauren Gonzalez

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MFA


Location

Lauren Gonzalez, LMFT
1845 Walnut Street
Suite 1555
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(415) 685-3894
Other Location +

Additional Location

445 Bellevue Avenue
Suite 5
Oakland, California 94610
(415) 685-3894

My approach with adults, couples, families, and adolescents is active, goal-oriented, and creative. My practice is guided by intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (explorations into the roles of automatic thoughts, self-judgment, and schemas), mindfulness, and a lifetime in the creative arts. If you suffer from stuck thinking, ruminations, and patterns you can't seem to get out of, we might be a good fit. We might not always have the ability to change situations in our lives, but I believe we can change how we think about and respond to these situations.

I am intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which combines cognitive behavior therapy with mindfulness practice and a lot of validation. I work with severe to mild mood disorder (Bi-polar I and II) and personality disorder (borderline, as a focus).

As a writer/editor for 25 years, I use metaphor and language frequently in my work. My style is structured and direct, yet creative and visual/narrative based. I likewise specialize in conjoint therapy for couples, creative partnerships, and management teams/dyads with co-therapist, Julian Weinstein, LMFT.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: 90006 California
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: MF001036 Pennsylvania Board

Lauren Gonzalez's Groups

Adult DBT Skills Evening Group

Our adult DBT Skills Group follows the standard DBT four-module system: Distress Tolerance, Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation.

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Young Adult DBT Skills Group

Our young adult DBT Skills Group follows the standard DBT four-module system: Distress Tolerance, Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation.

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Advanced DBT Skills Group

My Advanced DBT Skills Group curriculum follows the standard DBT four-module system: Distress Tolerance, Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation, and adds an Advanced Dialectics course at the end of the cycle. If you have completed all modules in a six-month program, you might be eligible for this advanced skills program. Space is very limited, as groups are no larger than six participants.

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Location

Lauren Gonzalez, LMFT
1845 Walnut Street
Suite 1555
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(415) 685-3894
Other Location +

Additional Location

445 Bellevue Avenue
Suite 5
Oakland, California 94610
(415) 685-3894
Specialties
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018
Lauren Gonzalez, LMFT, MA, MFA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia

Lauren Gonzalez

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MFA