Lauren Golia, PhD
I was raised in a small New England town before moving to a major metropolis in pursuit of my first love, music. I soon bridged musical expressiveness with my curiosity about human potential and creativity. I became interested in how our early experiences shape narratives which then hold powerful sway over our emotions, beliefs, behaviors, identities, and relationships. My passion for adventure in the mountains and my intention to create a greater quality of life called me west. Since I have come to call Colorado home, I have become known as a changemaker for my commitment to building stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities.
I provide psychotherapy across the lifespan for a variety of concerns including anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, gifted and talented, and life transitions. I also divide my professional time between providing behavioral health coaching, corporate consultation, and volunteering as a court-appointed special advocate for child victims of abuse and neglect.
I am consistently praised by patients and fellow providers for my warmth and authenticity. I am known for my ability to quickly assess and approach core issues contributing to client difficulties and prompt hope during the challenging growth process. My edge is my ability to communicate effectively and provide a compassionate stance while holding clients accountable for their life choices. Strong back, soft front, wild heart. I respect "the work" and the process inherent to self-examination, personal agency, and self-compassion. This in turn inspires my patients' confidence and commitment to them as well. We are learning together what it means to live a more courageous life.
PhD Counseling Psychology | Fordham University, New York | 2017
MA Clinical Psychology | Columbia University, New York | 2005
BA Psychology | University of Rochester, New York | 2003