Laren Garrett, MA, TLMHC

(She/Her/Hers)

Interim Senior Clinician

"My goal is to help you reach meaningful conclusions about your life and work towards self-defined goals. You are the expert on you."

For Laren Garret, each day she is able to spend serving the mental health needs of other is a rewarding experience. She is a nearly lifelong Iowan and is committed to giving back to the communities she grew up in. Laren feels truly lucky to have individuals choose to share their experiences with her.

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2021
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2018
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Laren's Areas
of Expertise

Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Grief & Loss, Loneliness, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Psychosis, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Stress, Substance Use Disorder, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma

Offering Mental Health Therapy Services For

Teens & Adults

Treatment
Methods

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma Informed Care

Get to Know Laren

Selecting a mental health provider is a very personal decision. Learn a bit more about Laren and what to expect when you or a loved one receive care with us at Covenant Family Solutions. Our mission is to unleash your potential.

For Laren Garret, each day she is able to spend serving the mental health needs of other is a rewarding experience. She is a nearly lifelong Iowan and is committed to giving back to the communities she grew up in. Laren feels truly lucky to have individuals choose to share their experiences with her.

Experienced and Dedicated

As it is her passion, Laren has worked in the mental health field for over a decade. In that time she has had the privilege of working with those living with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adults with autism spectrum disorder, and those living with the effects of substance use. Previously, Laren spent time working research settings and now enjoys incorporating the exciting discoveries being made in neuroscience into psychotherapy.

You are Unique

Part of what Laren enjoys most about her role as a mental health counselor is the privilege to meet and serve all people from many different backgrounds and life experience. She appreciates the uniqueness of each individual in her care and is dedicating to working with you to identify the unique path to unleash your potential.

When she is not pouring her care into the human variety, you will catch Laren loving on any chihuahua in sight. In fact, her ‘if I win the lotto’ life goal would be to one day own a ranch to raise chihuahuas on.

Please reach out to take the first step on your path to wellness with Laren.

Request an Appointment with Laren

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Congratulations on taking this first step in achieving your goals. If you have never been seen by Laren before, please complete the form below to schedule a time to set up your first appointment. If you are a current or past client, please send us a message or call 1-888-336-9661.

CLINIC HOURS
Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MARION CLINIC
1655 Blairs Ferry Road
Marion, IA 52302

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