Hi, I am Lauren Cohen, and I am the main therapist at Hope and Humor Therapy. It is nice to virtually meet you.
My passion in life is to help other women live bigger, deeper, and more authentically. Since the age of four, I have wanted to be a therapist. (I was a precocious child to say the least.) During my college years, I was introduced to radical feminism and the Riot Grrl movement, which sparked something in me, and I realized what kind of therapist I want to be: a radical, intersectional feminist therapist. I wanted to help women fight the images that they are expected to live up to and create space for their own hopes, dreams, expectations, and that is exactly what I do at Hope and Humor Therapy. Being part of the therapeutic process that helps women feel good about themselves is so powerful! It is amazing to witness the transformation, and I feel so honored to support, guide, and cheer women along the way.
Professionally, I have been a people supporter since graduating from the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work in 2008. Currently, I own HHT, where I help women as a licensed clinical social worker. Previously, I have helped families in the foster care system, created statewide resiliency-oriented mental health programs, worked in various hospital settings, and offered long-term therapy through a community agency. My background has helped me build a unique therapeutic perspective grounded in hope, humor, honesty, acceptance, and shared power.
Previous clients have told me that I am down-to-earth, supportive, "real", and awesomely awkward (in the best sense of the phrase).