Lauren Giwa

Lauren believes that everyone faces difficulties throughout different stages in their life. And she believes that by beginning treatment that she and the client can develop the most appropriate plan of action to start them on the path of finding peace and solutions.

Lauren offers a strength based approach to assist clients in recognizing the skills and abilities that they already possess. Her practice seeks to provide services to individuals and families that request assistance. Lauren also takes a holistic approach to healing, which emphasizes the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Lauren specializes in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy, with families, individuals and couples.

Lauren has supervisory and leadership experience in the non-profit sector as well as an extensive history in providing individual and group therapy, crisis interventions, and providing assessments for children and adults in an outpatient community mental health clinic to individuals with a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Education

Lauren obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Buffalo State College, State University of New York and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Lehman College, City University of New York.