Lauren is an incredibly respectful therapist, regardless of your background or identity. As a transgender man, I have a history of therapists insisting that my gender identity was a delusion, often to the deficit of helping me with what I actually came to therapy for. Lauren saw me as a whole individual and helped me work on my fears of opening up to the other people while respecting and validating my identity as a part of me, rather than a symptom. With her help, I was able to finally identify with the mental illness that has been troubling me for much of my life. Armed with this information, I’ve been able to approach my life through a new lens and work to better live with my symptoms and be a healthier person. I wouldn’t have had that without her help.