Meet Lauren!    Lauren Patterson is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor supervised by Rebecca Lazlier and a child & adolescent therapist with Step By Step Counseling.  She enjoys working with ages 3-17.  Lauren enjoys working with children & adolescents providing crisis intervention, psychoeducation and weekly counseling services. When asked, she states that she has pursued a career in counseling  working with children and adolescents by her desire to empower, support, equip, champion and commitment to youth in our community.

Lauren has experience providing strengths based care, actively collaborating with school staff, caseworkers, pediatricians, psychiatrists and outside resources to best meet the needs of the clients she works with.   She has been an active member of multi-disciplinary teams in treatment planning.  She also has experience in screening for suicidal ideation, and collaboratively creating safety plans with clients.  

Many of her past clents have experienced trauma and suffer from multiple mental health diagnosis. She has experience in and uses  Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), play therapy, mindfulness, mind/body work, sandtray therapy and art therapy when working with her clients to meet their social and emotional goals. 

A few areas of interest are:  

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Attachment
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anger management
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Relationship/Peer issues 
  • Self esteem 
  • Sexual abuse 
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality 
  • Stress

Educational Background

Formal education

  • Bachelors in Marketing from Arizona State University 
  • Masters  in Counseling from Lindenwood University 

Certifications & Credentials

  • Certified School Counselor 
  • Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor 

Articles or blogposts written by therapist


Fees & Payment Information 


  • Sliding Scale: $60-90/session depending on household income 


  • Straight Medicaid, some managed Medicaid plans


Availability and Location


  • Tuesdays 12-8
  • Wednesday 12-8
  • Friday 8-5


  • Olivette Office
  • Virtual 

Get to know Lauren!

Outside of the office Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in physical activities, trying new things, being outside, listening to music and cooking.


Work with Lauren!

Client’s parents report that they can tell she really loves what she does because she is attentive to her clients’ needs, prepares for discussions and sessions and is always ready for what her clients need. If you are interested in working with her, please call 636-255-0002 or schedule through our online form.