On the surface, therapy is a conversation that takes place in the same room, at the same time, week after week. 


It is also an investigation, an exploration and a relational home. 


Your thoughts, feelings and responses to life are central to our investigation, as well as in depth exploration of your past, present and dreams to help you move in the direction of growth and vitality.  


I approach mental health and emotional challenges from a psychoanalytic perspective and have also been trained and supervised in additional approaches (LGBT Affirmative,

Sex Positive Approach to the treatment of sexual disorders, Humanistic) which I also incorporate into my style of therapy.  I have experience with 12-step programs.


Laughter is often part of the process, as humor is integral to healing.   




Photography by Mikka Tokuda-Hall and Justin Parpan.

Copyright © Lauren O'Connell, LMFT.  All Rights Reserved. 

PHONE 1.424.274.1930

EMAIL Laurenoconnellmft@gmail.com

 LOCATIONS 1150 Yale Street, Suite 2

                       Santa Monica, Ca 90403


                       519 La Cienega Blvd, Suite 209

                       West Hollywood, Ca 90048

PHONE 1.424.274.1930

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Psychotherapy In Santa Monica & West Hollywood