Lauren Perez

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been working with adolescents and families for over 16 years. I love working with youth and families and being a witness to the rite of passage from youth to adulthood. I also have specialized training in treating trauma in clients of all ages.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

Life can throw us off balance. Throughout human development, each life cycle presents unique challenges for our growth. I believe that each of us has the innate ability and knowledge within ourselves to heal and regain balance in our lives. Therapy is a place where you are given space to be yourself, without judgement, so that you can reflect on what you are seeking in your life. I believe that having a supportive environment and community that supports our healing process is vital. As a therapist I strive to provide space for you where you feel comfortable finding your own answers, processing emotions, and letting go of anything that is preventing balance in your life. I provide evening hours.

My Background

I received my masters degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004 with a specialization in family therapy. I am an enrolled Tribal member of the Muscogee (Mvskoke) Creek Nation. I have worked as a therapist within the Native community for 14 years. I welcome the opportunity to serve Native clients and have provided culturally competent therapy services at the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and Chemawa Indian Health Center. I have specialized training in EMDR to treat trauma. I also have training in DBT, energy psychology, EFT, experiential, and adventure based counseling. I have worked with clients recovering from substance abuse and have utilized the White Bison curriculum for recovery from substance abuse.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • FamilyCare
  • Health Net
  • Health Share
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • OHP Open Card
  • Optum
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BC/BS
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions


  • Website
  • 5819 N Greeley Ave Ste 102
    Portland, OR 97217

At a Glance

  • Experience: 16 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Overlook
  • Free Initial Consultation

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