Meet Dr. Lauren Masuda
I give you a lot of credit for taking a huge step towards creating change in your life by seeking out support. Thank you for taking the time to learn about my approach to therapy. I work to utilize evidence-based intervention, tailored to your specific needs and goals, to best address what is bringing you to counseling. Therapy is hard work, but it can also be fun, eye-opening, and rewarding. I strive to create a warm, collaborative, and safe environment where you can openly explore your concerns, goals, and desires for creating the change you seek. Together, we will work through identifying and processing thoughts, emotions, interpersonal patterns; evaluate how those patterns are/are not serving you; make intentional choices for what you want your life to look like while relieving symptoms getting in the way. Discussion of goals are an ongoing part of counseling and will be unique to your needs (e.g., some people seek counseling due to worries or feeling down, while others are interested in exploring relationships or adjusting to life transitions).
I specialize in working with individuals who: want relief from 1) life stress related to work or relationship difficulties 2) anxiety or overanalyzing 3) depression or lack of motivation 4) grief or trauma 5) aging or caregiver 6) chronic illness/health concerns.
I would love to talk with you about your goals and how counseling may help get you there. I hope to have the privilege of getting to know you and wish you well.