Lauren Ortiz (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Support for teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, or difficulty with life's transitions to live authentically.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Severna Park, MD

About My Clients

You're not sure when it happened, but you don't recognize the child sitting in front of you or the person looking back at you in the mirror. You want to feel happier, healthier, and more confident, but nothing seems to work. You feel stuck in the past and aren't able to enjoy the present, making the future feel hopeless. You're feeling so overwhelmed that you can't stop worrying and focus on work or school. And you just want to feel empowered to ask for help when you need it.

My Background and Approach

We will work together to get rid of the constant worrying or feeling like everything will become a disaster. We will explore why you have been breaking down more and feeling like you just can't handle even one more thing. Therapy will be about building your confidence in the resiliency and perseverance I know you possess to move confidently into the future. I approach these difficulties in life from a client-centered and cognitive behavioral standpoint (CBT). Basically, I believe that if you can change the way you think of a problem, it will change your behaviors and, in turn, your emotions about the issue. This sounds so simplistic and easy, but don’t worry, I promise we'll be doing some work. I utilize dialectical behavioral techniques (DBT) with a trauma informed approach and feel that mindfulness exercises are a great aid for a variety of concerns.Additionally, we may explore family of origin issues in relation to your mental health today with IFS and attachment theory approaches.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am 100% committed to your growth, with whatever that looks like for you. You’re the expert on your life and I’m just that outside perspective that hopefully brings a fresh set of eyes. Non- judgmental eyes of course. Therapy is the place where you get to let it all out and lay it on the table. I’m the person that helps you sift through the mess we dump on the table and shines a light on the diamonds I know are hiding in there. The clients that work best with me tend to be highly motivated for change. They recognize that hard work is what’s going to facilitate that change and are ready to take the initiative to get started. They’re sick of being stuck in the same negative patterns, knowing something needs to throw a wrench in the wheel for that to happen. Therapy makes a great wrench! In my personal life, I'm a mom to 3 teen boys and a gazillion cats. I enjoy being active and think there is a huge mind/body connection that improves our mental well-being when we get moving.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Rate: $175/session


410-849-9481 Email Lauren
815 Ritchie Highway
Suite 210
Severna Park, MD 21146

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