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Lauren Lia, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, EMDR-Certified

Languages: English

Specialties: Trauma, PTSD, Domestic Violence

Modalities: EMDR, Prolonged Exposure Therapy

In Network With: Aetna

Accepting: Private Pay, Out of Network Benefits

Available: Virtual

Lauren Lia (She/Her) is a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical supervisor. Lauren has spent her career providing counseling and PTSD therapy to survivors of trauma, particularly domestic and sexual violence. Lauren is a nationally certified Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapist and consultant, through the Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety at University of Pennsylvania. She is nationally certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT) trained at the CARES Institute at Rowan University. She is a trained EMDR therapist. She studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Beck Institute. Lauren ensures that each person receives individualized treatment with evidence-based therapy modalities.

Lauren has provided clinical supervision for clinical interns, Licensed Social Workers, and Licensed Associate Counselors. She received her Clinical Supervision Certified from Rutgers University.

She is honored to walk by your side throughout your journey- wherever it may lead!

How would you describe your therapeutic style in three words? 

  • Compassionate: Coming to therapy isn't always easy and it takes courage! Everyone deserves a therapist that provides understanding and treats them with respect. 

  • Collaborative: I believe clients are the experts of their lives. I work to understand clients' values, goals and approaches that work for them. I ask for honest feedback about what is working and what we could do differently. 

  • Evidence Based: I always consult research and trusted experience of others of what makes true, long-lasting change. I believe all clients deserve treatment that works. 

What do you enjoy most about being a therapist? 

It is a privilege to walk with clients through a challenging aspect of their lives. I love to see people achieve their goals and know how hard they've worked to get there. 


Share a little about your personal interests or hobbies outside of therapy, and how they might inform your work with clients. 

I enjoy hiking with my dog, reading, yoga and crafting. This informs my work with clients because I believe in taking care of our health in a holistic way - including emotional, physical, social, and spiritual. 


What is your comfort movie/TV show that you can watch over and over again? 

Disney movies! 

“When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending.”

-Brene Brown

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