Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Lauren (Ren) Reed works with individuals and relationships dealing with a variety of sexual issues. Lauren’s true calling lies in her desire to help anyone who is hurting. Her dual licensing prepares her to assist with many struggles you might be having. She is prepared to help with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, desire discrepancy (not wanting the same amount of sex), relationship issues, gender identity, and body image. She supports people who are struggling to achieve a steady, nurturing relationship.
Ren is familiar with Kink practices and healthy polyamorous relationships and is prepared to help you thrive in a judgement-free space where you can be yourself. She believes that all forms of consensual sex and ethical non-monogamy should be normalized across the spectrum.
Ren also has a deep understanding and concern for those who are coping with religious shame, religious abuse, and people struggling with their sex lives in relation to their religion. Regardless of what religion, the themes of shame and guilt can run deep. If your sexual self and your religion don't align, then Ren may be able to help.
Approach to Counseling
Clara uses Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques to deepen your understanding of your emotional experience and the experience of the people who are important to you. With better understanding of how you feel, you can more easily communicate those emotions and what you are needing from your relationships.
Clara understands that who you are is more than the thoughts you have. Your mind, body, and spirit are all a part of who you are as a whole human. Using Somatic Therapy techniques, you will bring awareness to how the feelings in your body relate to your emotions. Clara integrates mindfulness practices in session to help clients access a sense of safety in their bodies and feel a greater sense of ease in everyday life.
Clara is sex positive, LGBTQ affirming, and works with both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships. Clara aims to hold a safe space for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC individuals.
Clara takes a non-shaming, non-judgmental approach to therapy, and believes that feeling safe with your counselor is integral to your growth.
Clara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- Associate with a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward's University
Therapy Fees and Availability
Clara works with individuals and relationships
50-minute session: $110
80-minute session: $175
Available for sessions in our office and online
Evening sessions available
***Accepting new clients***