Dr. Laura Warren

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Sometimes life can be intensely challenging, with great suffering and pain-- it can be overwhelming to know how to start the healing process. Taking the step to pursue psychotherapy takes courage and, over time, can facilitate powerful insight and personal growth. My goal is to create an environment that is safe, supportive, and helps you develop reflective self-awareness and positive coping skills, especially in the face of stress, so that you may live more fully and with resilience.

I have a down-to-earth style, and I tend to use humor a lot in my work. I also try to be practical and vary my approach depending on how you respond to different tools. Although I am a board-certified psychiatrist, I do not believe that medication is the answer for everyone, and try to use it very judiciously. I am happy to work with you on the right mix of coping skills, insights, and medications (if needed) to help you achieve your goals. 

In my work with adults, I specialize in individual therapy and have an eclectic style that draws from mindfulness, psychodynamic, IFS, CBT, and DBT approaches. I have particular expertise in mindfulness/self-compassion techniques and mind-body strategies. I have an appointment at Harvard Medical School, and work in a community health clinic. 

 

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management (when needed)
  • Life transitions
  • Family conflict
  • Chronic pain
  • Mindfulness
  • Self compassion techniques

LOCATION

930 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

 

 

PRACTICE DETAILS

  • Cost per session: $250
  • Accepts private payments and PPO/POS insurance plans as an out-of-network provider

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

  • Licensed, Board-Certified Psychiatrist
  • M.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • Residency, Psychiatry Cambridge Health Alliance, 2005-2009
  • Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2010
  • Certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy (9 month program), Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, 2009
  • Trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)