Lauren Timmerman, ASW

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Location: Palo Alto

Ages: Adults (18+ years)
Teens (14-17 years)
Pre-Teens (12-13 years)
Children (5-11 years)

Type of Therapy: Individual, Children Counseling, Teen Counseling
Experience: 7+ years

Lauren Timmerman, ASW

Associate Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Lauren is an Associate Clinical Social Worker who provides therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults with a compassionate, gentle approach. Lauren is EMDR trained and has several years of clinical experience in supporting clients with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and negative body image.

Lauren graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Baylor University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, Lauren worked in residential, PHP/IOP, and outpatient settings, where the majority of her clients were adolescents experiencing eating disorders and comorbid mental health concerns. She has also provided school-based mental health services to children and adolescents.

Her therapeutic orientation is holistic, strengths-based, rooted in cognitive-behavioral theory, and eclectic/integrative, or blended with additional approaches in order to best serve each client. Lauren provides evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), in conjunction with humanistic approaches to create and empathic, authentic, and supportive environment.

Lauren is Family-Based Treatment (FBT) informed and certified in core Emotion- Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). She is aims to provide a space for families to share with one another openly, honestly, and mindfully during family therapy while achieving their identified goals.


  • Academic Stress
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADHD)*
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder*
  • Behavioral Difficulties
  • Body Image
  • Change in Personal Belief System
  • Cultural Identity, Conflict, and Adjustment
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Identity
  • Isolation/Loneliness
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)*
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting and Discipline
  • Phobias*
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships/Communication
  • School Refusal
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Work/Career

Clinical social workers provide mental health services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups. Their goal is to enhance and maintain their patients’ physical, psychological, and social function.

Educational requirements

Clinical social workers must have a master’s or doctorate degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical experience. They must undergo a supervised clinical field internship and have at least 2 years of postgraduate supervised clinical social work employment. Before full licensure, LCSWs are called “Associates”. Clinical social workers are approved providers in most insurance and managed care plans, and practice in the following settings:

  • Private practice
  • Medical facilities (e.g., hospitals)
  • Mental health clinics