Life is a journey, and I value your openness in allowing me to be part of it while you navigate a challenging time. Whether it is transitioning into motherhood, feeling anxious, or struggling with negative body image and disordered eating, I want to work collaboratively with you to build confidence and coping skills. I am warm and supportive, and my counseling style combines techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and compassion focused therapy.   Before private practice, I worked as an inpatient and outpatient therapist for a hospital based eating disorders program, and was a behavioral health provider for an obstetrics and gynecological clinic, assisting women with pregnancy and postpartum concerns. 

When not working, I enjoy running, exploring the trails of Oregon and visiting national parks with my husband; we hope to see a national park in every state that has one.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • BA from Kenyon College in Ohio, graduating with highest honors

  • MA in Social Work from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • Extensive Postgraduate Training in Eating Disorders

  • Continuing Education in Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Substance Use in Pregnancy, and Anxiety Disorders

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Columbia River Eating Disorder Network

LOCATION, HOURS AND INSURANCE

  • I see clients on Monday evenings, Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays and Fridays in Multnomah Village 

  • In-network with Moda, Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, Cigna, Regence Blue Cross and affiliated BCBS plans

                                                 Oregon Licensed Clinical Social Work Number: L6898

Lauren Metzger, LCSW

734.478.1153 / Lauren@metzgercounseling.com

Office in SW Portland