Lauren Podgorski - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Lauren Podgorski, PsyD

For Telehealth/Online & Franklin Appointments

(617) 958-6318 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

Counseling Style

Dr. Lauren Podgorski is collaborative and client-centered in her approach. Lauren has an integrative and strengths-based orientation with an emphasis placed on the therapeutic relationship being a non-judgmental and safe environment to explore identity, strengths, challenges, and opportunities for growth and empowerment.


Lauren earned her doctoral degree from William James College in Clinical Psychology and has ten years of clinical experience. She has worked primarily with adolescents and adults in various settings to include: outpatient, community-based acute treatment, community mental health, and college counseling. She has also worked extensively with the LGBTQ+ community as well as provided trauma-informed care to survivors of interpersonal violence.


  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Health/Medical Problems
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Peak Performance/Performance Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • PTSD/Acute Stress

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy (Art/Music/Dance Therapy)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic/ Psychoanalysis
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Lauren believes that everyone has the innate ability to heal and grow into the best version of themselves and would be honored to support you on your journey.