Many treatments merely focus on symptom reduction but do not address underlying issues. This can feel haphazard and clients can find it difficult to make lasting changes.

 

I work with clients to turn over all the “puzzle pieces” of what makes them who they are (i.e. aspects of their unique capacities, beliefs, history, symptoms, current situation, and so on) and start to examine how they fit together. Many of my clients have reported that this approach has allowed them to progress much faster and helped them implement lasting changes (i.e. having a picture of the puzzle provides us with a strong foundation from which we can create short and long-term goals, take steps to build increased awareness, and foster meaningful change). 

Welcome!

I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing ConsultationWell-Being Screening Assessments, and Short and Long-term Individual Therapy to adults, young professionals, students (undergraduate and graduate), and adolescents (ages 15+) in the Washington, DC, metro area. 

 

If you would like to learn more to see if we might be a good fit, I invite you to read more about my background and approach to therapy by clicking on the "About" tab or here for more information.

Services and Specialty Areas
How am I different?

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” 

– Brené Brown

 I believe that healing is a process and occurs through reconnecting with your authentic experience within a strong therapeutic relationship. I strive to maintain an open, honest, and collaborative environment in which clients feel both supported and challenged in their quest to enjoy their best life. Although I adapt to the needs of each client, these are some of the areas where I can help you: 

  • Depression​

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma and Healing​

  • Personal Growth

  • Life Transitions

  • Perfectionism

  • Women’s Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Intimacy

  • ADHD

  • Academic Concerns

  • Issues relating to LGBTQIA Identity

  • Gender Dysphoria

I offer a complimentary

20-minute phone consultation session where I can get a better sense of who you are and some of your goals for therapy.

Call (202) 660-1322 or email Drlaurenmays@gmail.com to schedule a complimentary session today! 

Individual Psychotherapy

I provide short and long-term counseling services to individuals who are seeking greater insight into their thinking, behavior, and emotional patterns, as well as those who are currently experiencing psychological discomfort.

Well-Being Screening

Assessment of your functioning across life domains that includes an in-person feedback session and a detailed written report.

It could be used as a valuable launching point for therapy or as a standalone brief treatment for increased self-awareness and personal growth.

Consultation

 

Contact Me

Please note that the confidentiality of information transmitted electronically is not guaranteed. Because I am committed to your privacy, please use this contact form and email for scheduling and brief non-emergency related matters.