Background + Biography
Lauren Abric, LPC, ATR, BCPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut, as well as a Board Certified Professional Counselor (BCPC) within the American Psychotherapy Association (APA) and a Registered
Art Therapist (ATR) with the American Art Therapy
Association (AATA). As of May 2012, she is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Her specialties include: Anxiety, Health, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder, Fear, Anger, Depression/Mood,
Relationship Issues, Career/Work, Role/Age
Changes, Divorce, Loss/Grief, Abuse/Neglect, Attention
Deficit/Hyperactivity (AD/HD), Gender Identity, Child/Adolescent Disorders, Stress Management, Phobias, Adjustment Disorders, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Autism, Foster Care/Adoption Issues, and Parenting Skills.
Ms. Abric has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Mental Health, with a minor in Art from Southern CT State University in New Haven, CT and a Graduate Degree in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College’s
Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program (MAAT) in New Haven, CT.
Ms. Abric has experience with a wide variety of agencies and
people. She has a strong history working with children on the autism spectrum and their families, within schools as well as therapeutic settings. She has experience working within psychiatric hospitals with adolescents and adults, has provided therapy services within elementary and middle schools, as well outpatient therapy clinics. In 2007, she started the Art Therapy Program at The Village for Families and Children in Hartford, CT. servicing children, adolescents and families in the Hartford area. She currently clinically supervises clinicians and social workers within an outpatient behavioral health clinic. Ms. Abric has also spent time within CT Hospice working with patients and their families around end of life issues. She enjoys photography as well as painting in her studio. Her art work has been featured at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Yale University, The Childrens
Center in New Haven CT, Albertus Magnus College, The Ct. Art Therapy
Association, Hospice, and the CT State Capitol.
Philosophy: Ms. Abric believes that within therapy, the therapeutic process and relationship assists at fostering change within each individual's life. The therapeutic environment must be safe, caring and supportive and trust must be established in order to heal, and progress forward.
Within the therapeutic setting, Ms. Abric maintains confidentiality, proceeds at each individuals pace, provides an empathetic, nurturing and accepting environment, establishes a healthy relationship, and always welcomes client feedback.
Midtown Counseling Services of CT
1 Willowbrook Road, Suite 6
Cromwell, CT 06416
Handicap accessible, Ample parking in front of and behind building, insurance accepted, sliding scale available.
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