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Lauren Schneider

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #117381

Supervised by David Akullian, LMFT #13690

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A Little About Me

My style of engagement is non-hierarchical and non-pathologizing, and is rooted in and guided by a spirit of loving curiosity, compassion, and camaraderie. I am candid and enjoy keeping it real in ways that invite the authenticity and honesty that fuel growth and change. At the same time, I work with sensitive awareness and caring of the many aspects of each individual, of each aspect’s unique needs and desires, and the need of each to be seen, understood and supported. This approach is the foundation for the collaborative work I do with my clients.

I follow my client’s inner compass and inner integrity, and reflect what I see, helping them gain awareness and understanding of their own inner direction, of choices they have and make, and of how to bring their lives and relationships more into alignment with their needs and desires. I help individuals untangle distorted communication, revise distorted narratives, and examine and explore their own reactivity. I bring awareness of human developmental and relational patterns, systems and dynamics: This supports understanding of how life (often early) experiences (including trauma) can lastingly imprint individuals and how they have relationships throughout their entire lives. We look at what is necessary to heal and evolve from patterns and dynamics which no longer serve us.

When my client’s experience or consciousness calls for it, we explore, examine and process non-ordinary experiences/frames/energies/phenomena including that of the spiritual, mystical, psychic, psychedelic, paranormal, esoteric, exopolitical, red-pill awakening, extraterrestrial and cosmic.

My practice is informed by my own decades-long healing and evolutionary journey, and my own personal growth and path are informed by those of my clients, as we are all both students and teachers. I find great meaning and joy in this work and I am honored and grateful to be in this trusted service to others.


1806 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Suite #5
Berkeley, California 94709
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Types of Therapy I Do
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Teen Therapy
My Areas of Focus
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Non-ordinary Experience/Consciousness
  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Substance Abuse
My Treatment Approaches
  • Attachment
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Relational
  • Systems
  • Transpersonal

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