Meet Our Founder – Lauren Muriello, LPC
“Welcome to Well Being Therapy Center, I’m thrilled you’ve found us. We are a small, very professional team of therapists dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable environment to help you and your family tackle whatever challenges you are facing right now. Our goal is to be here when you need us – evening and weekend appointment are always available. In addition to convenience, we are here to provide meaningful help and comfort. You’ll be supported by a team of exceptional therapists who are all passionate about working with teens, children, couples, and (of course) adults, too. We look forward to seeing you soon.”
Welcome Message from Lauren
Lauren Quoted in…
Why So Many are Using TikTok During Quarantine – May 2020
Helicopter Parents Move Over – NJ Record & USA TODAY – September 2019
Social Media Effects on Young Brains – February 2019
How to Talk to Your Child About 9/11 – August 2017
The Shifting Roles of Fathers in Modern Society – June 2017
Disciplining Your Teen – Feb 2014
Lauren’s YouTube Channel
Filled with short, easy to follow tips and ideas, Lauren’s videos are a great supplement to your work in therapy.
For many years, Lauren has been playing an important role in our local NJ communities, bringing important educational programs to students and parents. Lauren has given presentations to students and parents at the following school districts, with audiences ranging from 50 to 500 people:
- Montville Township High School
- Montville Lazar Middle School
- Kinnelon Middle School & High School
- Basking Ridge Middle School & High School
- Morristown High School
- Chatham Middle School & High School
- Dover High School
- Millburn Middle School & High School
- New Providence Middle School & High School
- Mendham Middle School & High School
- Black River Middle School, Chester
- Summit Middle School & High School
- South Orange Middle School
- Freehold Township High School
- Wayne School District
- West Essex Middle School
- James Caldwell High School, West Caldwell
- Kenilworth School District
- Hasbrouck Heights School District
- Rockaway Copeland Middle School
- Hanover Park Regional High School District
More About Lauren
Lauren Muriello, MA LPC is a licensed psychotherapist who has been helping children, families, couples, and individuals for over ten years. Lauren received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and completed her Masters Degree at Montclair State University where she received the Dean’s Leadership Award.
Lauren has extensive experience working with children and their families. In addition to her work with Well Being Therapy Center, Lauren has worked in the non-profit sector where she supervised Bergen County’s Family Preservation Services to assist families in crisis utilizing a short-term, intensive therapy model.
Previously, Lauren was Co-Director of Omega Teen Camp, a division of the Omega Institute (the nation’s largest holistic education center). In this role she worked with more than 200 staff and teens to ensure the program was successful in providing a safe and supportive environment for adolescents to successfully manage life challenges.
Much of the curriculum Lauren developed for Well Being Therapy Center teen groups, began with her work at Omega Teen Camp. The camp is now called Odyssey Teen Camp, and Lauren is proud to be an acting Board Member for the teen camp.
Lauren lives in Montville, NJ with her husband and their two beautiful children.
Family-Centered Approach to Working with Children & Teens
Having received extensive training in Structural Family Therapy, Lauren (and her staff) use this model to assist children and families to decrease stressors and symptoms. Many clients who have had little or no success with previous therapeutic experiences find the family-centered approach to be effective and extremely valuable, leading to not only short-term reduction of problems, but also long-term maintenance of their successes.