$225 per 50-minute session, $338 per 80-minute session
Insurance: Lauren currently does not accept insurance
Location: Central Office
5910 Courtyard Drive
Austin, Texas 78759
Currently offering in-person and telehealth therapy
Business phone: 512.296.7258
South Carolina Board information: https://llr.sc.gov/TeleHealth/SocialWork.html
Lauren Gaspar, MSW, LCSW-S, RPT-S, EMDR Certified
Lauren Gaspar, LCSW-S, RPT-S has treated victims of trauma and other life losses for almost 25 years. She specializes in treating survivors of all ages that have been affected by sexual and physical abuse, those working through various forms of loss (divorce, expected and unexpected deaths, and stigmatized deaths), and those facing PTSD, medical trauma, depression, and anxiety. She utilizes various forms of treatment with her clients, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), play therapy, sand tray therapy, and art therapy.
Lauren holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Boston University. She is a Registered Play Therapist, a board approved supervisor, and is certified in EMDR. Additionally, she serves as an expert witness in court cases of domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse. She has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 2001 and is also a member of the Association for Play Therapy.
Lauren's experience has provided her with many opportunities to create healing for victims of severe trauma and loss. She worked with the renowned Good Grief Program of Boston from 2001 to 2003 providing individual and group therapy for children and adults whose family members had died during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In addition she has served as a sexual assault clinician at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, sexual offender clinician at Batshaw Youth and Family Centers (Quebec), and was the Director of Sexual Assault Services at Hope Alliance (TX).
Lauren opened the doors to the Good Mourning Counseling Center in 2006. She was an Adjunct Professor for the University of Texas in Austin Graduate School of Social Work from 2006 to 2015, where she taught Methods of Play Intervention,Treatment of Children and Adolescents, Grief Counseling, Group Therapy, and Social Work Practice with Abused and Neglected Children and Families. In 2013 she became a member of the Family Advocacy Outreach Network for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, providing support and counseling for families of missing children and treating those who have been recovered. She also works with victims of sexual exploitation, child sexual abuse material, and sex trafficking.
Lauren served as Board President of the Central Texas Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention from 2012-2015 and was conference chair of the Leben Play Therapy Symposium through the UT School of Social Work from 2012 through 2018. She has served on the Board of the Austin/San Antonio chapter of Children's International Summer Villages (CISV) since 2015, and currently serves on the Viper Chapter board of Young Men's Service League.