Lauren O’Connell (she/her)


I work with creative people who are interested in improving their relationships to career, self and others.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

You struggle to prioritize yourself. You feel burnt-out, adrift and anxious from giving so much of yourself to others. You want to be able to do the things you love but it feels like you're running on emotional and creative empty. Therapy will create a space in your life where you can begin to work towards feeling less drained, more inspired, and more authentically connected to your partner, friends and family.

My Background and Approach

My passion for working with art and artists evolved naturally over my last ten years working as a Therapist in Los Angeles. It makes sense considering my own background in the arts, as a painter and cartoonist, to reach out and work with the art community. I get the lifestyle, emotions and personalities that are part of living life as a creative person. My training as a psychoanalytically informed psychotherapist and my love for art and artists helps me bring a depth of understanding to what you’re going through as a creative person in today’s monetized world. I can help you build the bridge from your experiences to your artistic expression to where you are right now emotionally. I understand the existential pressure that comes from both inner and outer forces as a creative. I understand how entangled your art is with your identity, friends and relationships. I want you to get the best out of all of it.

Techniques I Use

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 14 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $300/session


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2444 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

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