Lauren Kerwin

Psychologist, PhD

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Lauren Kerwin, PhD, Psychologist in Los Angeles
(424) 488-0922 Website

Lauren Kerwin

Psychologist, PhD


Location

820 Moraga Drive
Los Angeles, California 90049
(424) 488-0922

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8170 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90048
(424) 488-0922

I am a licensed psychologist primarily serving adults and adolescents who struggle with depression and anxiety; borderline personality disorder; substance and alcohol use; relationship distress; emptiness; intolerable emotions; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; eating concerns; and histories of trauma. My therapeutic approach centers on utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT was initially developed to treat borderline personality disorder but is now used to effectively treat a broad spectrum of psychological problems by focusing on enhancing the skills necessary to not only cope but thrive in a world full of obstacles.

The guiding principle of my practice is to help clients develop and learn practical, real-world strategies and skills that allow them to change ineffective behaviors and thus build the kind of life they want to live. I also work closely with adolescents and their families to address a host of behavioral and social issues.

I offer individual, family, and couples psychotherapy, group skills training as well as phone coaching. Only DBT services are covered at the in-network rate when deemed medically necessary and through a single case agreement or in-network gap. All other services are out-of-network.

Qualifications

  • License and State: PSY26197 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $200
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: BehavioralTech / Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: BehavioralTech / DBT for Adolescents
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Lauren Kerwin's Groups

Adult DBT Skills Group

The DBT skills group is designed for people who struggle with managing life's challenges and want to take control of the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that make their lives or relationships more difficult or intolerable. This group offers individuals tools to decrease the reactivity or intensity of their emotions. By learning new skills to use in the moment, clients learn how to get through a bad situation without making it worse, improve problem solving, ask for what they want and say "No" effectively, in order to reduce their suffering and increase their happiness.

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Adolescent DBT Skills Group

The group meets for 90 minutes each week. It takes approximately 6 months to complete the program. New members join when new modules are introduced. Skill modules taught include: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Middle Path and Behavior Analysis.

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Location

820 Moraga Drive
Los Angeles, California 90049
(424) 488-0922

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

8170 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90048
(424) 488-0922
Specialties
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Abuse
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Lauren Kerwin, PhD, Psychologist in Los Angeles

Lauren Kerwin

Psychologist, PhD