Lauren Dasen, Ph.D.
Dr. Lauren Dasen is Miami Counseling & Resource Center’s post-doctoral resident. Born and raised in South Florida, she values the opportunity to provide culturally-informed services within her distinctive community. Dr. Dasen joins clients in navigating life’s complexities and establishing their desired directions, particularly through significant life transitions and loss. She supports clients in forming and negotiating healthy relationships with the self and others. Her focus on individual strengths empowers clients to balance self-acceptance with effective change.
Dr. Dasen tailors her treatment to best suit each client’s needs, integrating a range of empirically-based techniques from mindfulness practices to cognitive restructuring. While she works with a wide range of client conditions and concerns, her areas of specialty include:
- Grief and loss
- Caregiver burnout
- Relationship problems and social difficulties
- Stress and life balance
- Identity development and self-esteem issues
- Sociocultural concerns (related to family of origin, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.) and acculturative stress
Dr. Dasen is a bilingual clinician and has several years of experience providing psychological services to individuals and groups in a variety of settings. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at the University of Florida and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany in New York. She completed her doctoral internship in health psychology at Florida International University’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center. In her spare time, Dr. Dasen enjoys tending to her garden and adventures with her dog Mowgli.