Lauren Metzger, LCSW
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
Columbia River Eating Disorder Network
LOCATION, HOURS AND INSURANCE
I see clients on weekdays in Multnomah Village
In-network with Moda, Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, Cigna, Regence Blue Cross and most affiliated BCBS plans
Oregon Licensed Clinical Social Work Number: L6898