Lauren Hansen (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I believe that everyone has the wisdom inside of them to return to who they really are outside of who they were told they “should” be.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
Supervised by Cayla Panitz, LPC

About My Clients

I work with individuals who have been trying to "get it together" and live up to impossible expectations. I've been there, and together we will work to let those expectations go. It’s possible to let go of all the expectations you put on yourself to live a full and authentic life. My clients tend to be those struggling with eating disorders/disordered eating/body image issues, neurodivergent, and/or part of the lgbtq+ community. I work with adults and teens ages 16+.

My Background and Approach

We cannot shame ourselves into behavior change, and that's why I take a compassion-focused approach to everything I do. Self-compassion might be brand new to you, which is totally cool! It's a skill that might not feel natural at first, but eventually can become the default way you respond to yourself (and hopefully others as well). I believe your experience in therapy should be as unique as you are. I integrate many different modalities to fit your personality, goals, and preferences. Everything we do in therapy will be collaborative, as my goal is to reduce the inherent power dynamic that the therapeutic relationship can create. I want you to feel in charge of your healing.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I received my Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Lewis and Clark College and also work as an Intuitive Eating Coach. I operate from a Health at Every Size framework in my practice and take a strong stance against diet culture. When working with clients, I acknowledge the different systems of oppression that intersect and impact lives in ways that absolutely affect mental (and physical) health. I value showing up authentically, and will always show up as my full human self in session. If you're looking for a more formal therapist, maybe we won't be a good fit, and that's ok! I am a bit of an astrology nerd, and am always hooked on a new hyperfixation hobby! Always feel free to ask me about it.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125/session

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