Lauren Dasen, Ph.D.

Lauren Dasen, Ph.D.



Born and raised in South Florida, Dr. Dasen values the opportunity to provide culturally-informed services within her distinctive community. She collaborates with clients in finding ways to effectively navigate life’s complexities and make meaning, particularly through significant life transitions. Dr. Dasen supports both individuals and couples in forming and negotiating healthy relationships with the self and others. Her focus on individual strengths empowers clients to balance self-acceptance and change.

Dr. Dasen tailors her treatment to best suit individual needs, integrating a range of empirically-based techniques from mindfulness practices to cognitive restructuring. Her work with couples is informed by her training in the Gottman Method. While she works with a wide range of conditions and concerns, her areas of specialty include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Chronic illness and caregiver concerns
  • 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. Dr. Dasen completed her doctoral internship in health service psychology at Florida International University’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center. In her spare time, Dr. Dasen enjoys trying new foods, tending to her garden, and adventures with her dog.