Dr. Lauren Mueller

IMG 4036 Resized

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

619-330-9065/Ex 12


Office Location: San Diego

Individual therapy, couples therapy, college students, relationships, self-esteem issues, sexuality/sexual identity, spirituality, life transitions, women's issues, body image, new moms, overwhelmed moms, parenting concerns, history of abuse, identity issues.

Deciding if therapy is right for you can be challenging and intimidating. But therapy can be life changing for anyone who is feeling stuck in an area of his or her life. Perhaps you have noticed a change in your mood, your worries, or your sleep. Maybe you're having difficulty moving forward after a painful loss or are having difficulties in your relationships that you can't seem to get past.  Or perhaps you are struggling to find your direction, and you long to experience life and relationships on a new level.  In all of these instances, therapy can provide a safe space to examine that stuck area in your life and learn to move beyond it. I hope to help each of my clients move beyond "survival mode" to a place of thriving, with greater self-knowledge, a clearer sense of purpose, and a deeper experience of life and relationships.

My role as a therapist is to not only provide my clients with support and relief from their symptoms, but also to offer them a perspective and understanding of their struggles that differs from what they can gain from friends and family. In this role, nothing brings me greater joy than sharing in the hope and pride my clients feel as they begin to move forward in ways they previously feared were impossible. I believe good therapy identifies strengths as well as difficulties in the individual and in his or her community, and draws upon these strengths in the healing process. And I value the uniqueness of each individual and seek to honor each client's particular context, values, and community in treatment. 

The first and most important ingredient in having a successful therapy experience is finding the right therapist for you--someone with whom you feel connected and comfortable. And I respect the courage it takes to seek out therapy as a part of your process of change. Therefore, I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation to help you find the best services for your particular situation.

Whatever your struggle, you don't need to go through it alone.  

About Dr. Mueller

Lauren earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA and is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 29734). She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology, with minors in Anthropology and Ancient Studies, from Washington University in St. Louis. Lauren has worked in a variety of settings -- including community mental health centers, Cal State Northridge University Counseling Center, and Patton State Hospital--and with individuals from a wide diversity of backgrounds.

Lauren lives in the San Diego area with her husband and fellow psychologist, Joel Sagawa, and their two children.

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