Lauren Stines

Lauren Stines (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate


Supervisor: Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, PhD, LPC, LMFT and Alana Ogilvie, LMFT, CST

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Client Status



1110 SE Alder St Ste 301

Portland, 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$180

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I provide services to folks who are looking to heal trauma, address symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve their self-esteem, and deepen their relationship to self and others. Accessibility is important to me; sliding scale fees are available based on client need - let's talk about how we can make therapy affordable and accessible for you.

My Approach to Helping

I provide therapy that holds space for the client’s feelings and developing understanding of their own internal “feeling space”. Feelings occur as sensations within the body and provide insight into our preferences, boundaries, and needs. I believe that the practice of observing and feeling ones feelings can allow one to regain a sense of aliveness, decisiveness, clarity, compassion, and confidence in tending to the emotions that inform our thoughts and behaviors (and vice versa!) I practice as an experiential therapist, which means I value what occurs in the “here and now”. In session, you will be invited to tap into the emotional content that comes up as we discuss the topics of your life. You will be invited to use your imagination and creativity as you explore the depths of who you are. I find that this provides opportunity for emotional processing, increased insight, developed intuition, developed decision-making skills, overall emotional awareness and wellbeing.

My Values as a Therapist

I practice from a trauma-informed perspective which enacts physical and emotional safety, choice, and transparency. You are always allowed to say “no”/”not right now” to a check-in or question I ask, though depending on the topic I may ask for clarification on what informs your “no”. So many of us have been taught that our feelings are something to push down, avoid, or hide from others. Feeling Space Oregon Therapy rebels against that belief and practice by creating a space where clients' feelings are valued and cherished as vital information to our lived experience as humans.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    When we have a sense of security and belonging, we feel much more confident to explore the world. We can explore your attachment style, how it impacts how you relate to the world, and tap into your ability to change it and find a sense of security in your life and relationships.

  • Experiential External link

    Our experiences make up who we are. As an experiential therapist, I will invite you to explore how you are experiencing the content of your life within the 'here and now'. I do so by engaging my clients with mindfulness exercises that explore their present emotional responses to the content they bring to therapy.

  • Existential External link

    So, you live in a body on a rock rotating around a big ball of gas in a limitless what? Well, whatever you want I suppose. I will compassionately support you through crises of isolation/belonging, death/life, freedom/responsibility, and the general run-of-the-mill sense of meaninglessness. I will invite you to create meaning for your experiences and touch base with how you experience them in the present moment.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    This model invites us to let go of our judgments and commit to living the life we want to live

  • Narrative  External link

    As natural storytellers, how we write, review, and edit the story of our lives matters. The stories we hold influence our perceptions, sense of self, feelings and actions. In my work as an integrative therapist, I allow the client's emotional process in session give life and imagery to the stories they hold. Therapy sessions give us the opportunity to rewrite the portions of our story that have been lost or skewed by the trauma or developmental stage they were formed within.

Issues I Treat


  • Self-Esteem External link

    In a society that profits off of our insecurities, it's no wonder so many of us have a hard time loving and accepting ourselves. In addition to cultural influence, our experiences of relational harm and traumas can breed shame and isolation. I believe you are valuable and deserving of care, even if you can't accept that right now. I will hold compassion for you while challenging you to engage in self-acceptance and compassion. It's so hard to hate ourselves into someone that we love.

  • PTSD External link

    You are more than your trauma. In working with me, you will never be expected to disclose the fine details of your greatest hurts. Instead, we will gently cradle the emotional residue of those experiences, hold curiosity for those hurts as well as compassion for the ways that you continue to survive. That compassion will pave a path toward letting go of the survival strategies that are no longer serving you. We will slowly reintroduce you to your feeling body and invite you back into your life.

  • ADHD External link

    As someone who identifies as neurodivergent, I have big empathy for the magic and challenges that come from our unique experiences in this world. I warmly welcome allistic, autistic, ADHD, and AuAdhd clients alike. My approach to the neurodiverse client is one that encourages self-compassion, reframing mindfulness toward accessibility, and overall creating a space where you can be you. Where you can take the mask off and be fully yourself, even if you aren't entirely sure what that means.

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