Lauren McRae, M.A.
|Age group I work with:||Adults|
|Where I offer my services:||Online and/or In-person at Broadway location|
|When not at work I am:||Spending time with my twin toddlers.|
|Favourite ice cream:||Mint chocolate chip.|
|If I wasn’t a therapist I’d be:||a Writer.|
|Book recommendation:||“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl.|
Lauren McRae (she/her) is a PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at Simon Fraser University (SFU). She completed her BA (Hons) and MA under the mentorship of Dr. Rebecca Cobb in the Close Relationships Lab, and she is currently working on her dissertation project. Lauren’s research focuses on the ways that individuals in non-monogamous relationships construct boundaries and communicate with one another about their sexual experiences.
Lauren’s therapy training has been focused on Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural (DBT), and Humanistic approaches. Lauren has completed practicum placements at Timber Creek Tertiary Hospital, SFU Clinical Psychology Centre, and West Coast Centre for Sex Therapy. She believes that therapeutic change is most powerful when clients (a) understand how their past is linked to their current behaviour, (b) develop new compassion for themselves, and (c) have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills. Lauren is interested in building strong and supportive relationships with her clients, and she hopes that they experience her therapy style as warm, non-judgmental, and lighthearted.
Lauren is originally from Edmonton, AB, and has been in Vancouver for over a decade. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys reading, yoga, exploring restaurants in the lower mainland, and spending time with her husband and sons.
Lauren offers full DBT and DBT-informed therapy to adults and is available for in-person and virtual sessions out of Wise Mind’s Broadway location. Sessions are 50 minutes long and are charged at a rate of $130 per hour. Lauren accepts payments by credit card or e-transfer.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself
Thigh Nhat Hanh
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward
C. S. Lewis