Lauren Saler believes that successful work in therapy begins with a detailed evaluation of current and past circumstances
related to the presenting concern, along with feedback about this information and possible future change. When the evaluation
is complete, she makes recommendations and collaborates with her clients to establish personal goals.
Since therapy involves a large commitment of the self, as well as much time,
money, and energy, individuals should be very thoughtful about the therapist they select. As such, Dr. Saler encourages
people to evaluate their comfort with her initial impressions and their interactions together in order to determine if they
would like to begin therapy with her. In fact, throughout her work, Dr. Saler believes in cultivating honest and direct
discussions about the therapy process.
treatment, Dr. Saler helps individuals concretely and effectively cope with present pain, stressors, and conflicts.
She also helps people consider and better understand their feelings, thoughts, and interpersonal patterns, as well
as the past and familial roots of their current difficulties. Dr. Saler believes that a combination of
these two approaches helps most people move beyond their current difficulties and experience hope, healing, and
In helping people tackle their challenges
in therapy, Dr. Saler takes an empathic, active, honest, and direct approach. Through her work, she seeks to help individuals
lead happier, more productive lives and be part of more satisfying and mutual interpersonal relationships. Dr. Saler
believes that the final goal of treatment for all clients is to be able to actively, effectively, and independently promote
change in their own lives.
If she feels that an individual
could benefit from treatment that she does not offer, Dr. Saler is also an excellent resource for referral to other practitioners
and resources in the community.
In addition, Dr.
Saler is a psychologist who works with several psychiatrists who can provide a psychiatric evaluation and consultation for
individuals who may also benefit from medication.