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Lauren McCrea Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Idaho
Lauren McCrea , MS, SUDA

Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Hayden, ID

Online & In-Person

Accepting new clients

About me

Hi! I’m Lauren! Congratulations on prioritizing you, on choosing to be vulnerable and pursuing mental wellness. I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling, and am currently a SUDA within the state of Idaho. My degree is specialized in addiction, but I am also trained in partnering in care with clients struggling with: anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, eating disorders and grief.

I approach counseling from a client centered approach, I view therapy as holy ground, and it is my honor to walk through challenges along side my clients. I truly believe recovery from life’s hurts is possible. I have a heart for teenage clients, and the unique challenges they face. In particular in terms of addiction counseling, I promote vulnerability, honesty, hope, community support from a harm reductionist perspective. I provide a safe space for people of varying faiths, LGBTQIA, and aim to meet clients of differing cultures on their level. I am happy to work with clients where English is a second language, and I speak conversational Spanish.

The therapeutic perspectives I draw from are those of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I believe every person is an individual and thus requires an individualized approach. I believe in the power of humor, snacks, and vulnerability. I am nerdily interested in: neuro-psychology, somatic release of trauma, and Polyvagal therapy.

In my free time, I love spending time with my three young children. I LOVE DOGS, and have my beloved rescue, Nelson. The perfect day for me looks like a giant cup of coffee, followed by a long run and a day spent curled up with a book! I am a huge foodie and I love Mexican food!

I currently offer care to Medicaid clients and varying insurances. I am passionate about costs or insurance not being a hang up to receiving quality care.
I’d love to talk with you!



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Healing Through Compassion, LLC

13403 North Government Way
Suite 202
Hayden, ID 83835 US


Office is ADA Accessible

Licensed to see clients in

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals
  • Groups


  • English

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