Lauren Flannery, MA (she/her)
From personal and professional experiences, I have learned that connection is foundational, acceptance is powerful, and change is possible. When we feel disconnected from ourselves, our relationships, or our community, life can feel distressing, isolating, and hopeless at times. My goal in therapy is to hold a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental space for acceptance, re-connection, and healing change to occur. As a psychotherapist, I practice with a collaborative style. I will meet you where you are at and walk with you towards your treatment goals.
I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Winona State University. While completing my Master’s degree, I was awarded with the National Board for Certified Counselors’ Foundation Minority Fellowship, which provided me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in multicultural practices and support for underserved populations. As a bi-racial woman, I value intersectionality and honor the unique cultural identities we hold as individuals.
My clinical interests include perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship challenges, and sports performance. My therapeutic style is rooted in a strengths-based approach in which I utilize evidence-based, cognitive behavioral modalities. Prior to Wildflower, I trained in a hospital setting at an intensive outpatient program dedicated to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I have completed the Postpartum Support International, Perinatal Mental Health Advanced training and will be pursuing The Gottman Method Level I Couples Therapy training this year. Before I began my career as a psychotherapist, I worked in the worlds of college athletics, healthcare, advertising, and fashion.
Selected training and affiliation
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)
Perinatal Mental Health training through Postpartum Support International
Asking for help is a strength, and a sign of self-love.
Being vulnerable is courageous, and a reflection of your ability to do hard things.
Practice makes progress.
More about me
I love experiencing new cultures, going to the beach, being on the dance floor, and sitting in the bleachers.
Dessert, fresh flowers, and sleep are a few of my favorite things.
My grandmother is my inspiration, and every day I am grateful for the people in my life, which includes my clients.