About Lauren Thibodeau

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Individual and Couples Therapist
San Diego, CA

Lauren Thibodeau

Becoming a Relationship Therapist

With a background in emergency services, it was always hard for me to address conflict from a reactive position, far too often when it was already too late. Becoming a mental healthcare provider has empowered me to offer help and support in a proactive way that aids couples, families and individuals in preventing going down a path that is harmful and unhealthy.

Counseling Philosophy

My therapeutic approach is built on a foundation of empathy, safety and fostering compassion for each part of you that makes up who you are and who you strive to become. I treat everyone I work with as the unique individual that they are and collaborate closely with my clients to tailor make a therapeutic experience that fits their own personal circumstances and needs.

Counseling Style and Strengths

I will meet you where you are, and help you harness your identity, experiences and relationships in a healthy and constructive way. I will collaborate with you and guide you in developing a compassionate understanding of yourself and others.

Together we will find the therapeutic approach that is the best fit for you and work on reducing troubling symptoms, unhealthy coping skills and identifying and improving behavioral patterns.

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Professional Counseling Background

My background includes providing gender affirming care to the LGBTQIA community and mental health services unique to women’s health conditions (PCOS, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, etc.) as well as the medical trauma that accompanies these unique circumstances.

Professional Therapist Credentials and Training

Professional Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s of Neuroscience, minor in Psychology
  • Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Professional Trainings:

  • Internal Family Systems
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Gender Affirming Care
  • Gottman Method Therapy
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Collaborative and Integrative Mental Healthcare

Additional Trainings & Qualifications:

  • Collaborative Family Healthcare Association: Key Author & Presenter Addressing Disparities in Women’s Health, A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Endometriosis
  • NAMI: Severe Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention Panel
  • Scripps Hospital: Schizophrenia, Psychosis and Drug Influenced Behaviors
  • CPR/AED EMR certified

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