Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Accepting new clients
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Aaron Lauber is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in NoMad, Manhattan. Aaron has deep expertise in working with members of the LGBTQIA community, creative and performing artists, people in helping professions, and individuals struggling with trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions. Aaron has enjoyed working with a diverse clientele and brings a culturally sensitive lens to his practice.
Aaron takes an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating elements of insight-oriented, emotion-focused, and trauma processing techniques along with the philosophy and practice of mindfulness. Aaron aims to guide his clients in understanding how past painful experiences influence how they navigate the world and its obstacles in the present.
Aaron is excited to help his clients embrace their authentic selves and live their lives in the fullest way possible. He welcomes clients of all identities and backgrounds, encouraging them to bring their whole selves to his office, a short walk from the Herald Square subway station.
Creative and performing artists – Navigating life as a freelance artist/performer in the competitive NYC arena; balancing creativity and passion with making a living; transforming creative blocks; managing anxiety around putting yourself out there
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Helping professionals – Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
Relational trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Addiction & recovery – Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Race and cultural identity – Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Religious issues – Resolving conflicts between personal values, choices, and religion; addressing religious tensions within families; connecting religious traditions and practice with daily living; exploring a new relationship with religion and spirituality
Spirituality – Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Substance use & recovery – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Aaron is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
Group sessions: $100
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $100 - $175 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Aaron has a background in insurance billing and can help people understand and utilize their out-of-network insurance benefits. He submits claims directly to out-of-network insurance on behalf of his clients.
Message to clients
“My work as a counselor and psychotherapist is devoted to guiding people through the process of healing trauma and shame, helping people reconnect with their true selves and deepest passions, and supporting people as they create the most authentic and meaningful lives possible. I look forward to talking to you and exploring whether we might work together.”
Treatment approachesAccelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) AEDP focuses on the in-depth processing of trauma and emotional difficulties to encourage the formation of new, transformative, positive experiences. AEDP acknowledges the inner strength of each individual by activating the adaptive change process and building a strong emotional relationship with the client. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Center for Optimal Performance, 2016 - 2018
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, 2015 - 2017
Gouverneur Health, 2014 - 2015
Concordia College, New York, 2012 - 2013
Mental Health Asssociation of NYC, 2005 - 2006
Fordham University, MSEd Mental Health Counseling, 2013