At the heart of this work is our mission to help you feel safe while doing your own healing work. This means you are always in the driver's seat and we will never expand the edges of places you do not feel safe to go. Of course we will help you expand your window of tolerance, but this is in a gentle, client led way. You always have choice. 




Shifting the narrative from self shame to self compassion is not an easy feat. Curiosity is an incredibly powerful tool in learning to regulate your emotions and allows you to develop a deeper understanding of who you are without judgment or assumptions. 



While parts of your past and story are bound to come up, the majority of our work is focused on the present. We are focusing on how past survival strategies are now wreaking havoc on your present day life. In focusing on the present, we are able to help you re-learn your relationship to old survival patterns. Coaching is focused on the present moment and the future.




We specialize in complex trauma, disordered eating, & nervous system regulation. Throughout our work, we find it useful to share psychological information. Each practitioner also has access to an array of supplementary information that they can provide their client with in between calls to further healing. 


We are transparent about all processes of our coaching and counseling. This is a human led practice, in which we are also humans and if you have any questions you can always ask us. We are not robots. We are collaborative in sessions. You will not be talking to a wall, but instead engaged in active conversation to help move you forward. 





You are an active participant in your own coaching & healing. We are here to support you and help you strengthen your self agency so you are able to feel empowered as you take steps forward. We do not fix you, because you do not need fixing. 

We are transparent about all processes of our coaching and counseling. This is a human led practice, in which we are also humans and if you have any questions you can always ask us. We are not robots. We are collaborative in sessions. You will not be talking to a wall, but instead engaged in active conversation to help move you forward. 




You are an active participant in your own coaching & healing. We are here to support you and help you strengthen your self agency so you are able to feel empowered as you take steps forward. We do not fix you, because you do not need fixing. 

Safety

Curiosity

Transparency

Collaboration
& Empowerment

Collaboration & Empowerment

Present Day Oriented

Psychoeducation

Respect

We work from the lens that all of your coping mechanisms and the ways in which you have had to show up in the world, are rooted in safety. The coping mechanisms, no matter how self destructive, have been ways that you have kept yourself safe from feeling really, really big feelings. One intention is to help you understand how these mechanisms and ways in which you show up were useful at one point, and now you are able to move forward with intention and healing. 




At this practice we are welcoming of LGBTQ+ peoples, people of color and differing cultures. 


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THE FOUNDER &THE MISSION OF

The Simplest Self

Hi! I’m Lauren, founder of The Simplest Self.


Through being a survivor of childhood SA, experiencing extreme self hate and shame; and coping with my pain by engaging in addictive patterns to escape, all I wanted to do was run away. 

Despite experiencing so much pain, something in me wanted to survive. Something in me wanted more. I wanted to heal. I wanted to feel calm. I wanted to feel joy. I simply wanted to feel. 

I learned that I disconnected from my body as a way to survive the abuse I was going through as a child. I learned that it then made sense that as I grew up, I continued to do things to keep me out of my body. And that as I learned to reconnect with my body and heal, that would feel unsafe at first. 

It made sense. I made sense. Once I made space for why I did the things that I did to survive, it allowed me to move through the big emotions, regulate my nervous system, and learn to be in relationship to others and trust. 

After going through my own self healing journey, I knew I wanted to hold space for others to do the same. 

Our mission at The Simplest Self is to help humans feel safe in their bodies to feel empowered in their life. Our mission is to help you relearn your relationship to past survival strategies so you can reach your full potential. 

I am honored to have three amazing practitioners within The Simplest Self, Sunny, Emily, and Nikki. Because as I often say, healing happens in community. And I cannot do this work alone! 



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This is our life’s work, and we are more passionate about it than anything in this world. 

xo Lauren

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Soup. Of any variety. Ramen. Minestrone. Chowder. Chili. Veggie. All the soup. All the time. 

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big goal

to write a book 

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A good cry, a hot shower, getting outside, hanging out with my cats! 

yoga

tea

Thai Food

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I love getting outside to get into my body! 

I have probably rewatched Grey’s Anatomy at least 5 times. 

I am the person that listens to the same song over and over again til I get sick of it.

If I could tell my younger self one thing, it would be “I know you feel like no one understands you, but everything you do makes so much sense. Please don’t give up.”

Wanna know more?

SALSA

GUACAMOLE

MORNING

NIGHT

CANDY CORN

PINEAPPLE ON PIZZA

PASSENGER

DRIVER

fun facts

next fact

fav

FOOD

Soup. Of any variety. Ramen. Minestrone. Chowder. Chili. Veggie. All the soup. All the time. 

next

big goal

to write a book 

best

PICK ME UPs

A good cry, a hot shower, getting outside, hanging out with my cats! 

yoga

tea

Thai Food

Traffic

I love getting outside to get into my body! 

I have probably rewatched Grey’s Anatomy at least 5 times. 

I am the person that listens to the same song over and over again til I get sick of it.

If I could tell my younger self one thing, it would be “I know you feel like no one understands you, but everything you do makes so much sense. Please don’t give up.”

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