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Lauren Abasheva M.Ed, LMHC, LPCC, CST

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Welcome to the studio!

Here at LA Counseling Studio, the focus is on YOU. Helping YOU establish and achieve your goals in a non-judgmental, realistic way.

Our mission is to provide a non-judgmental, confidential space, provide compassionate, and evidence based therapy services to individuals seeking growth, healing, and overall well being. A space for individuals to explore, improve their sexual health, their relationships, and to create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel heard and understood, as well as to empower them to reach their full potential. I strive to create an inclusive environment for all genders, orientations, and relationship styles. I am dedicated to promoting mental health, sexual health, and wellness.

Hello There!
My name is Lauren Abasheva (Abba-Sha-Vah). I am a survivor. I identify as an alley, and my pronouns are (She/Her). Welcome to my studio!


Lindsey Wilson College,  Bachelors in arts (B.A) in Human services & Counseling, 2009.

Lindsey Wilson College, Masters in Education (M.Ed) in Counseling & Human Development, 2012.

Institute of Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Sex Therapy Certification (CST), 2019.

I focus on helping individuals resolve current problems. To focus on TODAY. It’s no about revisiting the past, but understanding how it can/how it is affecting the now, and making the changes you need to move forward. My style of therapy is proactive, direct without being unkind, and encouraging without pressuring. I utilize evidence based practice therapies.

Therapy Specialties

Certified Sex Therapist
Basic Trained Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
Person Centered Therapy
Positive Psychology, Narrative therapy, Motivational interviewing, Solution focused Therapy.
Staying up to date with the latest treatment and evidence base practices is important. Whether that is trainings, conferences, books. I will continue to be a forever student.

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2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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LA's books

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female
Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic
Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process
Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions
Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex Positive Guide for Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a Passionate Life
Insatiable Wives: Women Who Stray and the Men Who Love Them
Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life
Our Sexuality
The Myth of Sex Addiction
Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy: The Neuro Update Edition—An Integrative Approach for Exploring Desire and Intimacy
New Sex Therapy: Active Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions
New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives
Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy
Systemic Sex Therapy
Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual
When Art Therapy Meets Sex Therapy: Creative Explorations of Sex, Gender, and Relationships
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired

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