Lauren Powledge, LCSW

“I deeply value building connection and acceptance with the body, and I believe this awareness is integral to our mental health.”


Training & Logistics


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Master’s in Social Work - Columbia University School of Social Work

Techniques trained in: CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Problem Solving Therapy


Location: 116 West 23rd Street, New York
Trains nearby: 123, NQRW, ACE
Frequency options: Weekly

Exchange: $175/session

Financial need: Please book a free phone consultation to learn more and explore my sliding scale options together.

Payment Options: Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo


I have 7+ years of experience working with people experiencing chronic and acute pain and various health challenges, including anxiety, depression, self esteem, and life transitions. 

I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Body Image

  • Self esteem

  • Coping with Illness

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

You should expect to feel welcomed and encouraged in therapy. If the thought to consider therapy arose, it’s your wisdom letting you know it’s time to dedicate time for yourself. 

You can start by sharing whatever feels true for you- you don’t need to intellectualize a clear reason and goal for therapy at the outset. A lot of time in therapy can be built around self discovery and clarity of the initial feelings that attracted you to therapy.


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