Lauren Cavanaugh, LICSW

Ever since I can remember I wanted to help people. It always made sense to me to get into the helping field. When I found social work, I fell in love. The versatility allows me to work in any setting I choose, with any population I choose. Helping people on an individual level has always been my goal.

Overcoming my past and coming to the other side has ultimately been a blessing. It allows me to be able to guide people through their process with empathy and understanding. I am honored to be invited into people’s lives and to get to see them grow and live the life they’ve always wanted.

Education & Licensing:

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Boston University

Bachelors in Psychology from Umass Dartmouth

My Mission

“To encourage and inspire individuals to transform their lives through meeting their goals and overcoming the obstacles that hold them back.”

I received by Bachelors in Psychology at Umass Dartmouth and followed with my Masters in Social Work from Boston University. I have been a licensed social worker in the state of Massachusetts since 2019. My current licensure is Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). For the last 4 years I’ve worked in substance abuse treatment. However, my roots are in mental health treatment. I’ve worked with those that struggle with mental health in both community and hospital settings. I’ve also worked with adolescents in both group home and hospital settings.

My goal is to help those I work with to meet their goals by helping them build on their strengths in a caring, nonjudgmental environment.

For individuals who are interested in therapy but want the convenience of not having to leave their home or office. I can provide telehealth services, easy scheduling, flexible appointment times to work around your schedule and provide a variety of different therapeutic interventions. These features could be the difference between staying stuck and get the help you need! I also offer limited in person sessions in Fairhaven, inquire for more info!

Lauren Cavanaugh


My Approach

Treatment Modalities

Benefit from the accessibility of telehealth options and enjoy the flexibility of appointment hours tailored to suit your schedule. Lauren's commitment to making mental health care accessible is reflected in her offering of a sliding scale and acceptance of private insurance. Experience prompt access to care with no long wait times and straightforward appointment scheduling, ensuring your mental health is a top priority.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that involves enhancing a patient's motivation to change by means of four guiding principles, represented by the acronym RULE:


The goal of psychoeducation is to help people with mental health conditions understand their diagnosis, learn to manage their symptoms, and thrive in spite of the condition.


Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a form of counseling that views people as separate from their problems and destructive behaviors.