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Lauren MacKinnon AMFT

A little more about Lauren

Lauren MacKinnon (she/her), Associate Marriage Family Therapist (AMFT134433) is located in Orange County, Ca. She received her M.S in Counseling from CSU Fullerton and her B.S in Psychology with specialization of Child/Adolescent Development from CSU Channel Islands. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families across cultures and socioeconomic classes. She specializes in using an emotionally focused approach integrating different therapeutic techniques, including CBT, intersectional feminist therapy, strengths based, trauma focused, mindfulness, and expressive arts.


She has a passion for empowering clients to be able to connect to their full authentic self. She believes in a collaborative approach using empathy, authenticity, and compassion to help create a safe space to work through life’s challenges and build skills throughout the therapeutic journey. She has passion working with youth and young adults on a wide range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety/social anxiety, depression, crisis work, trauma, identity exploration, relationships, sexual health and wellness, self-esteem, and attachment. She is LGBTQIA+ and kink/alternative lifestyle friendly.


‘Get to know her’ Lauren is a Program Therapist and Assessor for SoCalAdolescent Wellness, where she works with adolescents at an intensive outpatient program in Huntington Beach and Lake Forest, CA. She provides individual therapy and groups based on trauma, life skills, stress management, expressive/experiental arts, communication, and DBT. For self care, Lauren enjoys spending time with loved ones, watching movies, kickboxing, food fests, crocheting, and reading.

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