Lauren Woolley, Ph.D (La Jolla)
Licensed counseling psychologist specializing in individual therapy
Dr. Woolley is a licensed psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, learning differences and adjusting to living with serious medical conditions. She also uses collaborative psychological assessment to help clients get unstuck in their lives and therapists and clients move through therapy impasses.
Dr. Woolley tailors therapy to each client’s unique needs. Her approach combines Western and Eastern psychological practices and is informed by: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT). She also utilizes Prolonged Exposure (PE) to help clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dr. Woolley has 18 years experience providing a compassionate ear and guidance to clients. She welcomes individuals of all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, religions and political values. She has provided services in a variety of settings including: Texas public schools, Southern Methodist University Counseling Center, University of San Diego Counseling Center, University of California San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services Center, and health clinics.
Dr. Woolley was raised in central Texas and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southwestern University and a master’s degree in school psychology from Trinity University. After practicing school psychology for several years, Dr. Woolley completed a doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Texas Woman’s University. She has presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) annual conference on a variety of topics related to college student mental health. She also served as the chair of the APA Division of Counseling Psychology Section on College and University Counseling Centers.
In her personal life, Dr. Woolley enjoys spending time with her family, giving her rescue pup belly rubs and practicing yoga.