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Dr. Christensen

Telehealth Psychotherapy Lauren Christensen Parker, Ph.D.
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Introduction

Individuals often seek out therapy looking for symptom relief (e.g., a decrease in down mood or anxiety). There are a number of evidence-based strategies to do just that. However, in my practice, I strive to go beyond just symptom reduction and help individuals not just survive life but actually thrive, grow, and have more fulfillment in the process. Whether it is relationship issues, anxiety, depression, infertility, grief, trauma, or adjusting to various transitions/changes in life that led you to consider therapy, I would love the opportunity to help you take steps towards an authentic life worth living. Reaching out for help is a strength that is often overlooked. I know there are a number of providers to choose from and the search for a therapist can be daunting. I hope that by reading more about how I work and collaborate with clients, you will have a better sense of how I help and encourage individuals towards growth and positive change. The first step of the therapy journey is building a trusting, collaborative relationship. You will find me curious, supportive, direct, at times humorous and above all authentic and non-judgmental. I use an individualized, intentional, innovative, and integrated approach to develop happier relationships and reach more satisfying life goals that are aligned with your values. Because I believe there are as many ways to solve a problem as there are people with problems, I use a combination of cognitive, acceptance-based, and psychodynamic theories and approaches to help clients create the life they want. I earned my Ph.D. from George Mason University and completed my training at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. I have worked as a staff psychologist with the Department of Defense and State Department. I know personally the concerns around protecting a security clearance and what it is like to uproot and move both domestically and internationally, with and without a family in tow. I also have authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology (APIT) granted by the PSYPACT Commission. If you would like to learn more about how I can help you, please book a free consultation with me through the "Request Appointment" section. If another therapist may better serve you, I'm happy to provide referrals and recommendations for trusted colleagues.

GENDER Female
PRONOUNS She/Her/Hers
RACE & ETHNICITY White

Highlights

  • Accepting new clients
  • Available on nights & weekends
  • Offers free consultation
  • Telehealth appointments
  • Accepts online payments

Licenses

  • Ph. D. #0810004612 (VA)
  • Ph. D. #PSY1000893 (DC)

Services

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Focus areas

  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues

Treatment approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Appointment types

Individuals

Population focus

Communities

  • Military/Veterans

Age groups

  • Young Adults18-24
  • Adults24+
  • Elders65+

Languages

  • English

Faiths

  • Christian
  • Catholic
  • Buddhist
  • Islam
  • Jewish
  • Agnostic
  • Atheist
  • Multi-Faith

Fees & Insurance

Fees

  • Psychotherapy $185 - $225

Locations

Video Office
Washington DC Downtown
District of Columbia, DC 20002
Washington DC NW
District of Columbia, DC 20016
Arlington Courthouse
Arlington, VA 22201
Arlington Clarendon
Arlington, VA 22203
Ashburn
Ashburgn, VA 20147
Charlottesville
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA 22031
Falls Church
Falls Church, VA 22046
Herndon
Herndon, VA 20170
Leesburg
Leesburg, VA 20176
Mclean
Mclean, VA 22101
Richmond
Richmond, VA 23230
Tysons
Tysons, VA 22102
Tyson's Corner
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandria Del Ray
Alexandria, VA 22305

Frequently asked questions

Is Dr. Christensen accepting new clients and do they offer online appointment requests? Dr. Christensen is currently accepting new clients and can be booked on the Monarch website. Dr. Christensen also offers a free consultation.
Does Dr. Christensen offer telehealth appointments? Dr. Christensen does offer telehealth appointments. You can request to book a telehealth appointment with them on their Monarch profile.
What areas does Dr. Christensen specialize in? Dr. Christensen specializes in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Infertility, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, and Trauma.

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