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Lauren Gargano, LCSW - Founder

A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice, Lauren has over fifteen years of experience as a clinician and educator in her field. 

During her time as a clinician, Lauren began to notice a trend among her patients - most people wanted tools and tips to provide a quick fix for their obstacles. That's no surprise because in today's society, when obstacles arise, the focus lies on addressing the symptom. But for meaningful relief and resolve, a focus beyond the surface is needed to get to the root. So, Lauren began to see a need for educating the public on how humans function, and what it takes to truly overcome obstacles once and for all. This information has revolutionized the way she sees the world and interacts with it, and she is passionate about sharing this information with others so that they too can have ease, happiness and success in their lives.

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Lauren obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from New York University, a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University, a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Training Institute for Mental Health, and a certificate in Psychoanalytic Supervision from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. She served as an instructor and supervisor at the Training Institute for Mental Health from 2013 to 2018, and during this time she developed a curriculum for the intern program and taught for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. She served as the Assistant Clinical Director from 2017 to 2019.

Learn how Lauren came to create Being Human 101 

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