I'm Lauren Minear, a therapist in New York City who specializes in the treatment of eating and body image problems.
I offer individual psychotherapy, yoga therapy, and group therapy in my Lower Manhattan private practice, integrating a non-diet, mindfulness-based approach with feminist relational psychodynamic theory.
My practice is informed by my training in yoga philosophy, as well as my commitment to social justice and a weight-neutral approach to healthcare.
In my work, I pay special attention to the impact that trauma, relationships, and culture have on one's experience of embodiment.
My hope is to help you develop nourishing relationships with your self and others so that you can stop spending your time thinking about food and your body, and start living life on your own terms. I believe that you deserve to live a life full of connection and joy.
I am a calm, thoughtful, and containing therapist who is passionate about my work. I have extensive experience working with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Finding the right treatment is primarily about fit. I encourage you to contact me to explore whether I can be of service, and to discuss your potential treatment plan. I often work with other clinicians and welcome a collaborative, team-based approach.
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My Bio & Experience
Lauren Minear is a psychotherapist and yoga teacher in New York City with years of experience treating disordered eating, eating disorders, body image, anxiety, and trauma. She offers individual and group therapy in her Lower Manhattan private practice, integrating her mindfulness-based approach with feminist relational psychodynamic theory. Lauren's practice is informed by a commitment to social justice and attention to the impact that trauma, relationships, and culture have on the body. She is the creator of InBodied Yoga®, a body affirming approach to movement that is focused on helping people make peace with their bodies.
Education + Training
Yale University (BA)
New York University (MSW)
Women's Therapy Centre Institute (Post-graduate Certificate, Feminist Relational Psychotherapy)
Laughing Lotus Yoga Center (200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Rasa Restorative Yoga Teacher Training)
BALANCE eating disorder treatment center
Brooklyn Women's Counseling Center
Bellevue Hospital Center
Postgraduate Center for Mental Health