About Dr. Lauren Appio

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Day to day, our careers and relationships take up much of our time and energy. They are often what we stress about the most, and they can be our most meaningful sources of happiness. What I want for all of my clients is to feel more confident and fulfilled in these areas of life. I believe that effective therapy and coaching strikes a balance between increasing your self-understanding and being action-oriented. To that end, I partner with clients to create a warm, nonjudgmental environment where you have the opportunity to identify what you need, receive guidance and specific strategies, and feel supported as you take each step toward your goals.

My work is primarily informed by my belief that people grow and thrive in relationships where we feel truly understood and can see that we matter to others. This is the kind of affirming and collaborative relationship I develop with each of my clients. Sitting across from me, you will find that I am empathic, interactive, and candid, embracing humor and joining with you to celebrate successes, large and small. My clients often comment that they leave our sessions feeling empowered - and even excited - to implement what we have discussed into their everyday life.

I believe we all deserve to feel valued and make full use of our talents and strengths. I am deeply invested in helping my clients reach their goals, and it is a joy for me to see each of my clients recognize the power they have in their lives. If you are the go-to person for your family, friends, and co-workers – the person who is always expected to have it together – I would love to hear from you. Let’s talk about how you can break free from anxiety and self-doubt to have the relationships and career you’re looking for.

Dr. Lauren Appio is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University and B.A. in Psychology from Lafayette College, graduating summa cum laude with honors. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at University of California, Davis, where she pursued specialized training in career counseling and multicultural psychology. She presents regularly on cultural competence and professional development and has co-authored articles in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Law and Human Behavior, and Journal of Counseling and Development. She has also been featured in New York Magazine, Fast Company, Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, and Huffington Post. In her private practice, she provides psychotherapy for people looking to improve their relationships, codependency counseling, career counseling, and coaching for women’s leadership development. Her psychotherapy and career coaching practice is located in New York, NY.