Lauren Alfieri, BA
My aim in therapy is centered around the idea that we are all unique individuals with our own fears, struggles, desires, and needs. I work collaboratively with people in a way that is relational and person-centered. I believe each person has needs that are particular to them and that require a therapeutic alliance that is specifically tailored to who they are and what they want. In working with people, I aim to discover what will best help each person get to a place in which they can explore and discover themselves, be more equipped to thrive in their relationships, and find hope and healing in their current situations.
I am drawn to utilizing foundational concepts and tools such as relational psychotherapy, attachment theory, family systems, and narrative therapy. I am committed to bringing curiosity, compassion, and non-judgment to move together towards a more holistic place of health and wellbeing. I find myself often working with people in the areas of relationships, sexuality, spirituality, and self-discovery. We often find life can be extremely difficult and painful. We may feel stuck or ashamed but I believe there is much hope for finding and cultivating resiliency and change.
I’ve moved around quite a bit, spending time in various nonprofit areas, teaching English and gymnastics, and continuing my education in the humanities through multiple communal programs. I am currently finishing my M.A. in Counseling and Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and have completed a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Regent University. I now find myself spending a lot of time in Washington investing in the outdoors and seeking out the intersections of nature, the arts, and therapy.