Lauren Chase, LCSW

(She/her)

Have past traumas or the challenges of living in the world left you feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Maybe you notice yourself overthinking, freezing up, or feeling uncomfortable in your body? Perhaps you hold it together pretty well on the surface. Others may never know just how hard you work just to maintain a sense of stability and worthiness.

You are here because you know that it doesn’t have to be so hard. You want to stop the constant self-doubt, and instead connect deeply with yourself and others. You want to release the shame that has held you back. More than anything, you are ready to break free from old patterns and embrace a future filled with presence, authenticity, and ease.

Here’s How We Can Work Together

Our sessions will be an accepting, empowering space where you can heal in the way that best fits you. As your therapist, I will meet you with compassion, amplify your inner wisdom, challenge when needed, and take the time to build trust. We might explore parts work, meditation, yoga/somatic movement, expressive arts, and more. Overall, my approach is trauma sensitive, HAES-aligned, and neurodiversity affirming. I would be honored to walk alongside you in this healing process.

What it means to me to engage in
anti-oppressive therapy

To me, working anti-oppressively means practicing cultural humility and addressing the role of power in our lives and in the therapy space. Mental health symptoms are not personal failings; they are often valid and adaptive responses to social injustices. This may mean naming and addressing issues like classism, ableism, racism, weight stigma, heteronormativity, or gender oppression. Systems of oppression live within each of us. I commit to ongoing critical self-reflection, listening, learning, and accountability. I aim to ensure that you are free to be your fullest and most authentic self during sessions.

The Details:

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) which gives me the license to practice therapy in the state of Massachusetts. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from Boston College and work under the supervision of Jocelyn St.Cyr, LICSW.

I am comfortable working with the following approaches and communities:

  • Parts Work (IFS-informed)

  • Somatic/Body-Based Approaches

  • Expressive Arts (Drama, Dance…)

  • Yoga and Meditation

  • Breathwork

  • Dialectical Dehavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

I enjoy working with a variety of folks, including those who are:

  • Neurodivergent (ADHDer and/or Autistic)

  • Impacted by weight stigma and/or diet culture

  • Recovering perfectionists and people pleasers

  • LGBTQIA+

As a staff member at Healing Well Counseling, I am committed to training in trauma and ongoing learning in anti-oppressive approaches as I work with people with marginalized identities.

Let's Connect!

I would love to meet you. If you're interested in working together, you can schedule a session now, below.


What Happens Next?

After you've scheduled your first session, someone from our office will reach out to confirm your details and answer any questions. If it's the right fit, they'll send over intake paperwork for you to complete before your first session.

Looking forward to connecting with you soon!