Lauren Spencer (she/her)

MS, LMFTA
Accepting Clients

Hi there. I'm an OCD specialist, body image advocate, anxiety warrior, and believer in the power of relationships.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in , WA
Supervised by Tamra Davis, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients are some of the bravest people I've known, and yet few of them recognize their own bravery (probably not unlike you!). I work with couples, young and old, and provide premarital counseling to help couples start their marriage journeys out strong. Anxiety and OCD are my other treatment specialties, and I offer a support group for family members of those with OCD. I used evidence-based practices to help you bravely work toward decreasing your symptoms.

My Background and Approach

I believe the greatest predictor of health comes from our relationships, and research agrees. The therapeutic relationship is therefore the foundation for all of my treatment modalities. The therapeutic relationship in tandem with evidence-based practice ignites the healing process. My therapeutic foundation is in Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. For OCD, I use the evidence-based practice of Exposure-Response Prevention and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. ​ Therapy with me offers a warm, safe environment where you can talk about anything weighing on you without threat of judgment. I believe in my clients and rejoice with them as symptoms abate, relationships heal, and self-esteem recovers. I also bring my sense of humor to the table because sometimes we need to be reminded that there is still joy even in our darkest chapters. ​ I look forward to meeting you!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As an OCD specialist, I am passionate about my clients finally receiving proper diagnoses and treatment. The average time for someone with OCD to receive effective treatment is 17 years, and through my advocacy work, as well as the other amazing OCD specialists, I hope to start decreasing this statistic. And because of the impact OCD has on family members, I offer a support group in order to improve the entire system that has been impacted by OCD. As a military spouse, I am passionate about serving the military community, specifically through strengthening military engagements and marriages. As one half of an interracial couple, I am greatly supportive of the racial equality movement and rejoice as racial oppression abates.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 135/session

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