Lauren Thomas Hale, MA, LPC Intern
Supervised by Stephanie Cruz-Trevino, MA, LPC-S
I wholeheartedly believe everyone has the ability to live in the flow of well-being and they may just need the guidance and expertise of a professional counselor to help them make sense of some of their experiences. I make it my mission to cultivate a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients to help them grow and to promote positive change. Every client has their own sense of inner wisdom. I utilize many evidenced-based approaches in my work with couples and individuals including the Gottman method of couples therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, mindfulness practices, and other humanistic therapies, to help my clients explore their emotional experiences and bring insight into their lives!
As a counselor, I believe in the therapeutic alliance, meaning that I believe that there needs to be a connection between a therapist and a client for therapy to be effective. A connection creates a state of mind that is calm, receptive, and balanced. Through this connection, a client has an integrative state of mind which has a unique flow of well-being. This flow of well-being can best be described like a river. On the banks of this river you have two opposing forces; chaos and rigidity. On one side you have rigidity which has too much control leaving it very difficult to adapt or compromise. On the other side you have chaos which has too little control and can be slippery with dangerous rapids. With chaos, we get easily upset and frustrated by minor obstacles. These two common but dangerous banks can be tough to navigate, but I am looking forward to helping guide you to calm waters.
When I am not working, I am spending time with my husband, daughter, and two dogs. We all love being outdoors, listening to music, and eating good food.
Call me at 512-270-4883, ext. 114 to schedule an appointment. You may also reach me through the RCC Austin Scheduling Page by requesting me as the counselor you would like to see. I look forward to working with you!