How can I help you?
I specialize in the treatment of:
- Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (including postpartum depression and anxiety)
- Major depression and bipolar disorder
- Anxiety, panic and OCD
- Personality Disorders
- Relationship and communication difficulties (through individual and/or couples therapy)
I offer individual, couples and group therapy.
I offer evening and daytime appointments and can generally schedule a new client within one week of your initial phone call. I am conveniently located in Pittsford, NY close to 490 access.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand your present. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we can unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Being a therapist is something I feel born to do - clients often comment on my warm and genuine style.
I strive to incorporate humor and acceptance in to my work with all clients and am excited each day that I get to meet and work with wonderfully resilient and interesting people.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) - Focused on addressing loss, adjustment and relationship discord that can lead to depression, perfect approach for pregnant/new moms or anyone struggling through a phase of life change. I have been extensively trained to provide this mode of therapy.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Focused on changing problematic behaviors and managing emotions to help make relationships more stable, this is a recommended mode of therapy for individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder however I have found it to be useful in treating a variety of concerns- it is a great way to learn how to identify and express emotions differently and take a look at how our behaviors affect our relationships with ourselves and those around us.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - focused on acceptance of anxious and depressed thinking and the use of diffusion techniques to reduce distress, this is a great mode of treatment for anxiety and panic.
I have over 6 years of experience providing individual, couples and group therapy. I currently work part-time for a local hospital where I have been employed since my graduation- through this placement I have gained experience working with adults from a wide range of backgrounds. Because of this experience I am well-qualified to address a wide-range of concerns. As my licensure requires, I attend regular continuing education programs to continue learning and honing my skills.
I have experience running relationship skills groups, anxiety groups, bipolar groups and DBT groups. Currently I am hosting a new moms group for any moms with infants under 12 months- I am open to and willing to consider starting new groups in response to client needs!
Lauren Aman ReachesRochester NY