Lauren A. Carsten, LPCC
Lauren A. Carsten is an independently licensed clinical mental health counselor (LPCC) and she earned her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University. Prior to moving back to her native Ohio, she completed BAs in both psychology and behavioral science (an interdisciplinary degree encompassing human behavior through sociology, anthropology and psychology) from San Jose State University in California. She holds competencies treatment of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and grief, and has experience and training using trauma-informed practices. More specifically, and academically, she has focused on sexual dysfunction and paraphilia, and has experience with court-mandated populations. She has also gained experience working with both adult populations as well as children, in residential, in-patient and out-patient settings. She also has extensive experience working with multicultural populations as well as the LGBTQQIAA population and has given trainings in these areas with a focus on sensitivity and accommodations to treatment approaches. She has also completed the certificate program for Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Cincinnati and is able to integrate that training into current treatment when needed. Her style is generally relaxed and casual and ascribes to the Gestalt model of client interactions but does pull from several different approaches to find the more efficacious approach for each client individually. She is open to seeing individual clients, couples, as well as families and groups, and welcomes clients to incorporate other people into their sessions if needed and appropriate.