Lauren Alon

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Lauren Alon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepting patients

Licensed in CA

Accepts insurance

Hi there, I'm Lauren!

Gratitude, kindness, empathy, optimism, and belief in the power of resiliency and healing are guiding principles in my personal and professional life. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy and psycho-education to support healing from trauma, relationship challenges, and managing a mental illness.

My approach

I specialize in psycho-dynamic, DBT, CBT, trauma-focused CBT, Intergenerational Family Systems, and trauma-focused IFS n treatment modalities. Working collaboratively with individuals, organizations, schools, and support systems involved in clients' lives enhances outcomes and is a treatment approach I carry with me to this day.

My focus

I am willing to see individuals and specialize in treating anger management, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, family conflict, parenting, self-esteem, self-harming, sexual abuse, stress, suicidal ideation, trauma PTSD, and substance use.

My communication style

I communicate with empathy, optimism, and belief in your resiliency. My style is collaborative and supportive, focused on working together to enhance healing and growth. I listen closely to understand your unique experiences and adapt my approach to best support you in overcoming challenges and reaching your goals.

My journey to mental healthcare

During childhood, I felt strongly connected to working with others to overcome situational, emotional, developmental, and mental health barriers to happiness. While completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, I volunteered as a case manager serving high-risk youth experiencing poverty and community violence, held an internship at the public defender's office in Tucson, Arizona, and worked as a youth development counselor at a group home. These experiences enriched my understanding of the impact of situational and community stressors on developmental and emotional growth and the impact of trauma throughout the lifespan. They ignited my decision to become a psychotherapist. Following graduation from the University of Southern California with a Master's Degree in Social Work, I obtained licensure hours at Aviva Community Mental Health from 2001-2003. From 2003 to 2009, as a psychotherapist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, I received training and expertise in CBT and Trauma-focused treatment. I continued to build expertise in treating trauma and intergenerational transmission of trauma.

My goals for you

I am blessed to work collaboratively with the wonderful team at Rula Mental Health, to bring healing and support to people impacted by trauma and emotional, social, and mental health struggles and to address barriers to life goals and dreams.

My first session with you

I hope to get to know you and help you feel supported in your identified treatment goals. During our first session building trust and rapport, and truly listening and honoring your needs, will be my primary focus.

About Lauren

Specialities

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance Use

Methods

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) University of Southern California 2001

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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  • Video session
  • 55 minutes
  • Covered by Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West Session cost depends on your insurance, most people pay $5-40 per session after meeting their deductible. There aren't any fees for using Rula.

Next Appointment Wednesday, May 22

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