Lauren Emes, MFT

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 I aim to support you through humor, warmth, and empathy by walking beside you and trusting in your strengths and abilities. At the heart of my practice, I maintain an attachment theory perspective to assist you in developing insight into the origin of patterns and behaviors that inform how you connect with others and view yourself. I believe the therapeutic environment should be comfortable, safe, warm, and supportive where you are free to collaborate, explore, and set goals. I approach our process with curiosity and consistently believe in your limitless potential.

I specialize in assisting individuals and couples with relationship dynamics, trauma healing, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexuality, interpersonal stressors, and self-esteem. One of my priorities is to assist clients in developing a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection and how we store trauma in the body.

I have experience with teaching at the collegiate level. Before moving home to Nevada, I taught Parenting Education and Family Crisis at The University of Akron from 2019 to 2022. I am a doctoral student in the Mind-Body Medicine program at Saybrook University.

I have completed specialized training in the following:

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) basic training

Yoga Teacher Training 200-Level

I am available to meet in person in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

I offer virtual sessions to residents of Nevada, Utah, and Ohio; I have flexible and convenient scheduling through our website or by phone. I look forward to working together and supporting you in your journey!


Nevada: 4276-R
Ohio: F.2100221
Utah: 13322936 3902

Saffy, Therapy Dog in Training

(Coming Soon: Winter 2023)


Saffy is a 3-year-old Corgi mix who completed her therapy prep training in June 2023. She is working on joining our Desert Sunrise Therapy team to provide animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for clients with depression, anxiety, and trauma history. She is fine-tuning her skills to pass her certifications and learn how to support her human clients best.

You can learn more about animal-assisted therapy here

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Serving all of Nevada, Utah, and Ohio virtually. In-person available for residents of Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada

Monday - Friday:

By appointment

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