Lauren Brown (she/her/hers)

Accepting Clients

As an LGBTQ person myself, I am passionate about helping LGBTQIA+ adolescents, adults and their loved ones navigate through life transitions

Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA

About My Clients

I work with mostly LGBTQIA+ individuals who are coming out, exploring the gender spectrum, working through grief/shame, navigating family-of-origin issues, processing religious trauma, in poly/CNM relationships, etc. My approach is client-centered, culturally sensitive and collaborative as I partner with individuals in the creation of their narratives. I work with individuals of all ages (ages 12 and under must be in person) and I am now booking in-office sessions for August 2023!

My Background and Approach

I earned a BA in English, minor in Psychology, from Gardner-Webb University (2009), an MA in Womens Studies Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago (2011) and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2019). In my 13+ years of experience in the mental health field, I have worked with LGBTQIA+ populations, individuals in trauma recovery, community mental health teams, housing programs, and many more. I have worked with children as young as 5 years old through older adults in their 70's. My style in the counseling room is welcoming, gentle and insightful. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and that by exploring your personal narrative together, we can unlock a powerful pathway to healing.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I care deeply about LGBTQIA+ equity, women’s rights, racial justice, donor conceived peoples' rights, and safety for all those who are marginalized and/or oppressed. In my lived, academic and occupational experience, I have become deeply familiar with navigating intersections between sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, class, etc. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, visiting local wineries and spending time with my wife and two children.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $110 - 275/session

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