Dr. Lauren Hoffman, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her master’s degree and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Fox University. She then completed her internship and residency at Portland State University’s Center for Student Health and Counseling. Lauren has provided individual and couples therapy to a diverse population of adolescents and adults in multiple settings, including inpatient clinics, community mental health centers, and university counseling settings. Lauren has expertise diagnosing and treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, adjustment disorders, and ADHD.
Lauren provides non-judgmental, empathic, and patient-centered care, while emphasizing a therapeutic relationship and environment founded on personal growth, openness, and honesty.
Lauren utilizes an integrated therapeutic approach to best fit the unique needs of each patient and couple. With individuals, she approaches her work from a psychodynamic-relational stance, using the patient-therapist relationship as a way to increase the patient’s awareness of interactions between self, others, and the world to improve decision-making and enhance life satisfaction. Lauren also incorporates mindfulness-based techniques to promote insight with practical, here-and-now interventions. When working with couples, Lauren uses Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), a treatment method that research has proven to be effective. This approach helps couples strengthen their relationship by assisting them in becoming more aware of their emotions and how these have an effect on each other.