Dr. Lauren Dill
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Dr. Lauren Dill

949-396-2903

Areas of Focus
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Support
  • College/Work Stress
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Grief/Loss
  • Health & Wellness
  • Law Enforcement/Military
  • LGBTQ+
  • Memory Concerns
  • Men (Gender-Specific Care)
  • Menopause
  • Middle Aged
  • Quit Smoking
  • Rehabilitation
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Sleep
  • Spirituality/Faith
  • Stress Management
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Weight
  • Women (Gender-Specific Care)
  • Young Adult
  • Other
Gender: Female

License No. and State:

License No. State
PSY25166 California

Professional Statement

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” ~ Rumi

The great poet Rumi wisely understood that our wounds can be profound catalysts for personal transformation, and by tending to our wounds they can be alchemized to wisdom. As the saying goes, we need to feel it to move through it. Know that you don’t have to face the pain alone; therapy is a partnership, and I hold it sacred to walk alongside others on their healing journey. I believe in the importance of meeting people right where they are, and creating a safe, collaborative, warm and accepting space for clients to be able to be able to explore all parts of themselves. I encourage the development of curiosity, a non-judgmental attitude, and mindful awareness to foster authentic healing and growth. I believe that we all possess an inner healing intelligence within us; the inner ability to move towards growth, wholeness, and healing, like the body’s natural ability to heal a wound or broken bones. Traumas can create blockages that prevent this inner healing intelligence from activating. Just like cleaning out a wound to allow the body to heal, the therapeutic space can help clear a path for your inner healing intelligence to do its work. As it has been said, “You are the medicine”(Asha Frost).

I have worked as a licensed clinical psychologist since 2012, providing psychological services to adults of all ages dealing with a variety of medical and mental health challenges. I have a particular specialty in working with acute or chronic medical problems, aging-related issues, problematic health habits, grief/end of life, and caregiver burden. I also have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, existential/spiritual crisis, and chronic stress.

Therapeutic fit is so important. Please feel free to contact me to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation. Please note that I have limited sliding scale availability, with strong preference for BIPOC, veterans, and students.

I wish you well on your healing journey.

Education/Experience

I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in 2011, and subsequently completed my Post-doctoral Fellowship at Palo Alto VA Hospital in Palo Alto, CA in 2012. I have trained and worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, such as the Veteran’s Administration, community medical centers, and rehabilitation centers. I have experience conducting individual and group therapy, as well as cognitive and psychological evaluations. My therapeutic style is strengths-based, holistic, and integrative. I tend to pull from Humanistic, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment therapy modalities. Mindfulness is my therapeutic cornerstone, drawing from two decades of trainings and personal meditation practice. I am keenly attuned to the mind-body connection, and the importance of addressing all aspects of being (mind-body-spirit), not just one or the other. As such, we may also explore diet, exercise/movement, and meditation practices as part of your healing recipe.

Additionally, I have training and experience in conducting Clinical Hypnosis (VA Whole Health; Courtney Armstrong, MEd., LPC), which is a method of shifting to a state of consciousness that allows for enhanced response to suggestion to support mood, physiological, and behavioral change. Research has found Clinical Hypnosis beneficial for a variety of health and behavioral concerns. I am able to provide this intervention as adjunct to our psychotherapy work.

I have also sought specialized training in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (Polaris Insight Center; Ketamine Training Center; Mt. Sinai/MAPS MDMA-Assisted Therapy Training), which is a therapeutic approach that combines the use of psychedelic medicines and psychotherapy. While I do not offer medicine work via this platform, I am able to offer virtual preparation and post-medicine integration when appropriate.

Although I have expertise in psychological and cognitive assessment, I am not able to provide this service at this time, but I may offer consultation, education, and community referrals as needed.

Degrees/Certifications
  • Fuller Graduate School of Psychology - Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
  • University of California, Irvine - B.A., Psychology and Social Behavior

Prices & Payments

Service Price Duration
Individual Therapy $315 55 min