Dr. Laurie Goren is a licensed psychologist who has been involved in community mental health since 2005 and has been in private practice in Marin and San Mateo counties since 2012. She earned her doctorate at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) with expertise in treatments for music performance anxiety. She gained broad clinical experience at the Psychological Services Center (CIIS) in San Francisco, at Marin Health & Human Services in Point Reyes Station, and at the Community Center for Health & Wellness (ITP/Sofia University) in Palo Alto.
She describes her work as follows: My clients come for help in addressing discomfort or difficulty related to a broad range of issues, such as academic or professional performance, life transitions, relationships, and post-traumatic stress. I provide a warm, creative atmosphere that fosters curiosity in a collaborative process of exploration and growth. Together, my clients and I take a holistic approach to improving the health of their mind, body, and spirit within the spheres of family, community and culture. We develop a dynamic individualized plan for exploring patterns of belief, thought, and behavior and for encouraging change towards healthier relationships with themselves and others.
Generally, I take a multi-modal, neurologically-informed and humanistic approach to psychotherapy. For symptom relief, however, I may employ focused intervention from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming Therapy (EMDR), mindfulness or somatic psychotherapies.
Besides her love of Psychology, Dr. Goren is an avid music lover and nature enthusiast.