Lauren Zavier

LCSW

Ms. Zavier specializes in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and solution-focused therapies.

Ms. Zavier focuses her practice on helping people develop practical ways to change behaviors and live the life they want. Lauren believes that every goal takes work and that there are no shortcuts. Lauren helps her clients face the unknown with strength and curiosity.

After obtaining her social work degree from NYU in 2000, she spent fifteen years conducting grief and bereavement therapy and helping patients with chronic and terminal illness. Amongst other positions, Ms. Zavier has prior experience as the Program Director for the Emma Bowen Community Health Center and as a Senior Social Worker for NYU Langone Medical Center’s Palliative Care Service. She has also assisted homeless populations in dealing with mental illness and addictions. Ms. Zavier also teaches and speaks on the importance of Advanced Directives and end of life planning. Prior to becoming a licensed social worker, Ms. Zavier started her career in sales and marketing.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Social Work, New York University
  • BA – English, SUNY Oneonta