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Lauren Lesser Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York
Lauren Lesser , LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Online only

Accepting new clients

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst with 30+ years of experience offering strength-based psychodynamic psychotherapy with a trauma-informed orientation using a variety of mind/body practices to support the regulation and self-compassion that opens one to curiosity and exploration.

I am committed to providing space in psychotherapy for people to feel that they can safely unfold with me. I work with people across the life cycle, in important life transitions. Sometimes people come in to address/lessen the distress of symptoms of depression and anxiety. Sometimes sessions focus on support in the grief journey. People come in with relationship issues, with themselves and others. There can be issues of trauma, understanding and inhabiting life changes that can bring pain and debilitation along with great opportunity, issues of addiction, feelings of being stuck or in misalignment or, worst of all, the experience of shame that pitches one into what I feel most of this eras dislocation comes from; disconnection from a sense of self worth and from a sense of belonging. You matter, and you matter to me. As a psychotherapist, it is my understanding that the roots of distress and misalignment come from experiences and circumstances that load us with beliefs about ourselves and about our world that can fuel a negative sense of self and can keep one out of sync with the life that is theirs, a life one longs for.
You can understand, explore and unravel the impact of these beliefs in therapy and I can help you on this journey. Contact me, let's see if we are a fit.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Trauma-Informed Therapy
Compassion-Focused Mindfulness
Internal Family Systems
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Polyvagal Regulation
HeartMath Practices
Somatic Therapy Techniques
CBT/DBT Informed

Life Transitions
Trauma/Intergenerational Trauma
Race Based Traumatic Stress
Grief and Loss
Physical Illness/Impairment



Fees and insurance

Specialties and clinical interests

Therapy types

Licensed to see clients in

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)


  • English