Lauren Eccker, MSW

Lauren Eccker, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 80637)

Hello! Currently I work as a therapist through the Institute’s Child and Adolescent Specialty Program. I combine my experience as a therapist, community mental health worker, sex education presenter and feminist advocate to create a space for girls and young women to grow and create.

I work diligently to ensure that I uphold culturally affirming and responsive care to my clients. My priority is to create a space that is inclusive, safe and above all YOURS. My role as a therapist is to work alongside you while you grow.

In therapy, I use a variety of interventions to help you reach your goals. This includes mindfulness, self-compassion practices, social skills building, emotional regulation techniques, CBT and DBT skills, and cognitive restructuring. I’m so excited to be a part of this growing, beautiful team, and I can’t wait to meet you!

Specialties:

I provide support for growth in the following areas:

  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image and Disordered Eating
  • Self-esteem / Self-confidence
  • Perfectionism
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Resource Advocacy

Population Experience:

  • Children and Teens
  • Parents and Families
  • Women with Eating Disorders
  • Survivors of Sexual Trauma
  • Military Veterans and their Families
  • LGBT+ Youth and Teens
  • People with Substance Abuse Disorder
  • Individuals with a Dual Diagnosis

Presentations and Workshops:

  • Sexuality Education and Healthy Relationships: for foster youth ages 14 to 19

Advanced Training:

  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainer, Certified by Crisis Prevention Institute
  • Street Yoga: Trauma Informed Yoga, Certified by Street Yoga
  • Sex Therapy Treatment Training, Trained by The Center for Healthy Sex
  • Sex Addiction Treatment Training, Trained by The Center for Healthy Sex
  • Problem Solving Therapy, Trained by USC Faculty John Brekke, Ph.D. & Betsy Philips, Ph.D.
  • Motivational Interviewing, Trained by USC Faculty John Brekke, Ph.D. & Betsy Philips, Ph.D.
  • Mindfulness through Personal Yoga and Breath Practices

 Other Current Professional Activities:

  • San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association member

Prior Experience:

  • Mission City Community Network
  • Reasons Eating Disorder Center
  • Step Up on Second
  • Sexual Assault Resource Center
  • AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer

Education:

  • Master of Social Work, University of Southern California
  • Master of Public Health, Health Education, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, San Diego State University

Mission:  My mission is to offer culturally affirming, safe and empathetic care to everyone I meet both in and out of my office. I hope to hold a space of care where you can explore your deepest self and confront the challenges you face with compassion.

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Email: LEccker@IFGD.care

Phone: 626-585-8075 Ext. 103

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