Lauren Gardner

She / Her, LPC & LAC
Accepting New Clients! Monday-Thursday Availability

Growing up, I was always on stage, displaying my love for the arts through performance. As I grew into adulthood, I realized I had been performing off the stage, too. Through my own counseling, I began to learn that this performance was in the form of denying my own needs, being afraid to take up space and fearing asking for help. Counseling taught me how to integrate all of the parts of myself that make me who I am, including the parts that might seem less appealing. 

I am skilled at helping you get excited about yourself and the work because *I* am excited about you and the work. I am authentic and offer goofiness and cuss words without the stuffiness of performative professionalism.  I am Teacher AND Student as therapy is a reciprocal process. I learn from you, too.  You’re lived experience MATTERS and is important.

I impart what I can about being whole, well and human. I am a fierce advocate for my clients. Advocating with and for the person in front of me, the person in their environment, and each level and intersection there from outward and upward. Never just a number, never just a client.  I would be honored to work with you!

In my spare time, I enjoy having coffee with friends, watching Netflix, cuddling or adventuring with my dog and singing show tunes at the top of my lungs.

Lauren's Approach & Treatment Styles

I work from a therapeutic orientation focused on human agency, choice, the power of the present moment, body sensations, emotions, lived experience and the client as expert on their self. These ideas are contained in the clinical names for my approach:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness

Who Lauren Works With

Individuals and families who are seeking to clarify their identity, who wish to take back their power in some way, and who are ready to face and rewrite BS narratives imposed by the lies of society.

I have expertise supporting folks with:

  • LGBTQIA+ Identities
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Coping Skills
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Suicidality

Frequently Asked Questions

We work with diverse populations from children, teens, & adults in individual, couples, group, and family counseling. To see more about who we work with, click here.

We can meet in person at any our Denver office located conveniently in the Highlands area. Telehealth by SimplePractice is the technology service we will use to conduct telehealth videoconferencing appointments.

For telehealth, we will send an accessible link to your phone or email from Simple Practice. All you need to do is get comfortable in a safe space, click the link, and join for a video meeting.

To schedule a consultation you can simply click here and complete the form to secure a convenient consultation time.

We strive to meet the needs of our clients and have a variety of available therapists to ensure we can pair you with a therapist that can best support your desired goals.

We currently do not accept any insurances, however, we provide superbills for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Many of our clients go this route and it is easy to do.

While payment is expected after each session by the client, Lola & Me Therapy will provide a superbill, which is a detailed receipt that you, the client, submits to get reimbursed from your insurance company. If approved, your insurance company will reimburse you directly since you will have already paid for the services.

We recommend calling your insurance company for more information on your out-of-network benefits, and deductibles.

We offer 50-minute sessions with an optional 30-minute add-on for an additional fee. We recommend clients attend sessions a minimum of once a week to start. Depending on the nature of the client's needs, meeting twice a week is a possibility. Once you are progressing in therapy we can move to bi-weekly or monthly maintenance sessions.

We offer many types of Group Therapy & ESA Evaluations. Click each link to learn more.

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