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Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Lauren Matern

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Let's Connect (310) 455-8053
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Seeking Feminist, body-neutral, LGBTQIA+ celebrating depth therapy? You’ve come to a point where you know old narratives aren’t serving you, they're playing out in your relationships, career, family, internal narrative & you want to create more joy, freedom & ease in your day to day. Culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sex, & sexuality all impact the stories we are told about who we can be, should be & are. These narratives affect how we think about ourselves & require time, attention & care to unpack, process & heal. The feminist LGBTQIA+ affirming & celebrating lens can foster healing, empowerment, & liberation for all identities!
Intersectionality, curiosity, openness are foundational. You deserve to be fully seen, affirmed, and celebrated for your values, strengths, resilience, spirituality/religion, politics, activism, and culture—as well as experiences of discrimination and oppression though racism, sexism, disability, body size, ageism, relational structure, gender and sexuality.
I understand the considerable energy, contemplation & courage it takes to trust someone with your story based on a photo & a few paragraphs. Set up a consultation call for us to talk via phone, email, or via my website scheduler & if this isn't the right fit for what you’re looking for, I’m happy to help you through the process of finding someone who is.
Call or Lauren Matern now for a free 15 minute consultation - (310) 455-8053

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

(310) 455-8053

Humboldt Therapy

Eureka, CA 95503

I have current availability on weekdays in the afternoon and evening. Call, email or schedule a consultation call directly via my website!
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues and Trauma and PTSD 
$175 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

(310) 455-8053

Humboldt Therapy

Eureka, CA 95503

I have current availability on weekdays in the afternoon and evening. Call, email or schedule a consultation call directly via my website!
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues and Trauma and PTSD 
$175 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $175
  • Couple Sessions $225
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • Partnership Health Plan
  • Out of Network
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I am in network with Aetna, Partnership Health Plan, Carelon/Beacon Behavioral Health Plans. For other insurances, I am an out-of-network provider and can provide you with a superbill upon request. As a courtesy, we can also verify your benefits for you with our in house insurance concierge service.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
"
I am in network with Aetna, Partnership Health Plan, Carelon/Beacon Behavioral Health Plans. For other insurances, I am an out-of-network provider and can provide you with a superbill upon request. As a courtesy, we can also verify your benefits for you with our in house insurance concierge service.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / 140681 Supervised by Dylan Cimbura-Hernandez (California / 120829) Lauren Matern
  • Membership with CAMFT 10013647
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I have experience & training in working relationally with Gottman & EFT. I am enm & poly celebrating. When vulnerable conversations need to be had we create a brave, compassionate space to improve communication moving forward. Clear is kind.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
"
I have experience & training in working relationally with Gottman & EFT. I am enm & poly celebrating. When vulnerable conversations need to be had we create a brave, compassionate space to improve communication moving forward. Clear is kind.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • College Stressors Including Pre/Post Transition
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples & Relationships
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
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The feminist LGBTQIA plus affirming & celebrating lens can be a healing, empowering, & liberating way of looking at the world for everyone! Many of us grew up in an unhealed culture & thus many of us have some stuff to unpack, process, & heal. You may notice these narratives not serving you & moving forward you want to create more joy, freedom, & liberation in your life and in your community.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
"
The feminist LGBTQIA plus affirming & celebrating lens can be a healing, empowering, & liberating way of looking at the world for everyone! Many of us grew up in an unhealed culture & thus many of us have some stuff to unpack, process, & heal. You may notice these narratives not serving you & moving forward you want to create more joy, freedom, & liberation in your life and in your community.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT

4 Endorsements

Manon Goodrich
Manon Goodrich
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateAMFT
Lauren is one of the most well-informed therapists that I know. She is intentional in all aspects of her work with clients. She is a non-judgemental, open, and genuine person, and will meet her clients exactly where they need.
Mish Lowery
Mish Lowery
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateAMFT
Lauren holds a belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual, recognizing the importance of being fully seen, affirmed, and celebrated for one's values, strengths & resilience creating a safe space where clients can explore their unique identities.
Brooke Bayles
Brooke Bayles
Associate Marriage & Family TherapistAMFT
Lauren does outstanding work with couples, making all partners feel heard and supported. She is an attentive and compassionate therapist who is committed to advocating for clients and implements current research for the best treatment outcomes.
Dylan Cimbura-Hernandez
Dylan Cimbura-Hernandez
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
Lauren is a skilled clinician that offers a calm and gentle approach in her work. Clients can expect a therapeutic relationship that fosters an environment of trust and growth.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

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

Ethnicity

Asian
Hispanic and Latino

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

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

Ethnicity

Asian
Hispanic and Latino

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • LGBTQ+ Affirmative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
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You're in the right place. I am a feminist Narrative therapist who is widely trained to use an array of amazing interventions which us to create a therapy space that is a unique process specific to you, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. We will start with coping to create a solid foundation. Then we delve into childhood, culture, society & begin to choose what to leave, take, & transform.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
"
You're in the right place. I am a feminist Narrative therapist who is widely trained to use an array of amazing interventions which us to create a therapy space that is a unique process specific to you, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. We will start with coping to create a solid foundation. Then we delve into childhood, culture, society & begin to choose what to leave, take, & transform.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

(310) 455-8053

Additional Location

Humboldt Therapy

Eureka, CA 95503

(310) 455-8053
"
I have current availability on weekdays in the afternoon and evening. Call, email or schedule a consultation call directly via my website!
Call for a free consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
"
I have current availability on weekdays in the afternoon and evening. Call, email or schedule a consultation call directly via my website!
Call for a free consultation now - (310) 455-8053
Photo of Lauren Matern, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT