Welcome, and thank you for your interest in working with me. I am a calm, thoughtful, and containing therapist who is passionate about my work. I specialize in the treatment of eating and body image problems, working from a mindfulness-based, anti-diet orientation. I have extensive experience working with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
In my private practice, I offer individual psychotherapy as well as periodic group therapy in collaboration with the Women's Therapy Centre Institute, using their pioneering Self-Attuned Eating Model. Groups begin frequently throughout the year with various highly experienced therapists, so please visit their website for more information.
My yoga training is body positive and trauma-informed. I am uniquely qualified to provide yoga therapy to individuals in various phases of eating disorder recovery, including clients who are currently on or transitioning off of exercise restriction. I collaborate closely with therapists, nutritionists, and physicians to provide a safe, recovery-focused space for the exploration of movement, self-regulation, and self-care. Medical monitoring may be required, as clinically indicated.
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 to treatment.
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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. She also offers yoga therapy and workshops for recovery from eating and body image problems. 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.
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