Lauren Schlenger is not currently accepting new clients.
As an art therapist, I integrate the visual art process with counseling techniques to help clients communicate feelings and achieve their goals. Art therapy can help clients can practice mindfulness, make connections between the art process and their lives, and find meaning in what they make. Together, we can explore how artwork fits with thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I collaborate with my clients to help them grow, and tailor my approach to support each individual. I develop trusting relationships and create a warm, non-judgmental environment to facilitate growth, increase self-awareness, and explore feelings.
I bring compassion, creativity, and authenticity to sessions. I work with children ages 6+, adolescents, and adults, including people experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, trauma, life transitions, those affected by a medical diagnosis, and individuals with developmental disabilities. No prior art experience is needed to participate in art therapy.
I follow each client’s lead and celebrate strengths to build resilience. I value integrating client-centered, multicultural, and attachment frameworks. My experience includes 10+ years of community-focused work, using visual art to build connections and create change. As a Resident in Counseling, I practice under the supervision of Katie Clark, LPC.
- Cost per Session: $79 - $145
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.
- School: The George Washington University
- Year Graduated: 2019
I am a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), LGPC (DC), and Resident in Counseling (VA).
- Degree: University of Maryland / Bachelor of Arts
- Year graduated: 2010
- Membership: American Art Therapy Association
- Self Esteem
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Coping Skills
- Intellectual Disability
- Life Transitions
- Trauma and PTSD
- Children (6 to 10)
Types of Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Culturally Sensitive
- Expressive Arts
- Family Systems
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Positive Psychology
- Trauma Focused