Lauren Smith (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I offer virtual psychotherapy or art therapy in a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals from all backgrounds and life experiences.

Psychotherapist in New York, NY


About My Clients

I work with adults to positively manage overwhelming periods of stress or anxiety in their life. Many of my clients are seeking a better understanding of their complex feelings and reactions to life’s stressors or would like help navigating challenging personal relationships in work, family or intimate relationships. I assist people in finding a healthier work-life balance and have a better quality of life.

My Background and Approach

I view therapy as an important aspect of personal self-care and wellness. We all go through challenging experiences in our lifetime, and many of us have experienced hardship during our early years. These difficult experiences have given us unique perspectives on how we cope with challenges and form relationships. Seeking support through therapy does not mean you are flawed or broken. It means that you are compassionately taking care of yourself and setting up the necessary supports to experience success in many areas of your life. It's OK and important to ask for help The most important part of finding a therapist is connecting with someone you can trust and someone with whom you can build a relationship. A good therapist will respect your boundaries, and will never push you to explore content that feels too overwhelming or unsafe. I work with my clients to develop communication skills, boost self-esteem and create reliable coping strategies to deal with life's stressors.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that people are experts in their own lives and that we develop unique coping strategies over the years to help us navigate important relationships and experiences. I work with people to better understand themselves and to grow greater compassion and empathy for ourselves and others. Becoming a therapist was a second career for me. Previously, I had worked with non-profit organizations in health care, technology and the arts. I changed careers because I feel that we are all capable of creating wellness and joy in our lives. I am an artist, writer and professor, and I moved to New Mexico after more than twenty years of living and working in NYC. I want to eradicate burnout culture. I believe in dismantling systems of oppression in health care and beyond, and in advocating for equitable and just human relationships. I believe that mental health care is a universal human right. My therapy practice is an identity-affirming space.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 200/session


575-776-2084 Email Lauren
42 Broadway
12th Floor
New York, NY 10004

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