Lauren Dummit, LMFT, CSATClinical Director & Co-Founder
Lauren Dummit is a licensed psychotherapist (MFT), who graduated from Antioch University in 2004. Lauren is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with a focus on treating trauma and addiction (eating disorders, substance abuse, and sex and love addiction/intimacy disorders, and other behavioral addictions.) Her unique style treats emotional discomfort and pain as an avenue for self-discovery and personal growth. As clients become better able to navigate their inner obstacles, they will rediscover their capacity to find balance and live a life that is healthy, joyful, and free.
Lauren creates a very safe atmosphere where the meaning of each individual’s subjective experience is respected. She emphasizes insight, self-awareness and empowerment to help her clients grow, discover their authentic selves, and lead more fulfilling lives. Through an alliance of trust and collaboration, she works together with her clients to understand the meaning of symptoms. She is flexible and holistic in her response to each person with a treatment plan that is adjusted to the uniqueness that his occurring moment to moment between her and the client and providing referrals for collaborative services when appropriate. She utilizes Mindfulness, Meditation, Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Emotional Focused and Dialectical Behavioral approach to help patients manage negative behaviors, increase overall functioning, and gain control over their lives. Lauren is also trained in EMDR, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy, and Pia Mellody’s model, Post Induction Therapy.
Having personally experienced her own journey of recovery as an adolescent and young woman, Lauren has a great deal of respect for the courage it takes to undergo the process of growth, self-discovery and healing. She offers compassion, strength, and hope to help her clients find their truth and create a life of integrity. State of Ca.- endorsed Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist available to provide individual and/or dyadic therapy if needed.