Who I am as a therapist?
By: Lauren Spinelli, LCSW
I am so happy to be joining the Thrive Therapy team! I am a licensed psychotherapist and am truly excited to do work I’m passionate about. I feel so grateful that I have the privilege of helping others overcome obstacles and reach their goals!
I knew I wanted to be a therapist and help people from a very young age. My interest was sparked as I was growing up with my older brother and learned of his diagnosis of autism. I became increasingly interested in his various methods of coping and treatment. I saw the positive impact therapy had on my brother, and I always wanted to be able to help people the way he was helped.
I received my undergraduate degree from Boston College where I studied psychology and human development. Knowing this field was for me from a young age, I went right on to obtain a Master’s in Social Work, also from Boston College, with a concentration in clinical mental health.
I have had many experiences helping people overcome different life challenges and obstacles. Some of my experiences include working at a special services school with children, working as a counselor at a charter school, working as a therapist at an afterschool program with young children, working at an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program with adults, working at a crisis stabilization unit with adults and working at a suicide and sexual assault hotline.
As you can tell by my varied experiences, I absolutely love working with all ages! It is so exciting for me to watch people at all stages of life change, heal, grow, and achieve their goals! I look forward to doing meaningful and transformative work at Thrive Therapy Studio!
A note from our founder about Lauren:
I am so happy to welcome Lauren to our team at Thrive. She impressed me right away with her warm, caring, and enthusiastic approach to helping children, teens, and adults! I found that we shared a connection right away in our therapeutic approach and helping from a strong foundation of a therapeutic relationship with a good mix of support and challenge along the way. If you would like to read more about Lauren, please check out her Bio here!
Please feel free to reach out to Lauren directly at 858-480-9638 or through our main Thrive phone number at 858-342-1304 if you are interested in working with her or another Thrive therapist! Lauren is now accepting new referrals for children, teens, couples, and adults for evenings and weekends!
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