Lauren Dollarhide, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Lauren Dollarhide, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #125761  

Lead Clinician
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

― Brené Brown

I believe that in order to become better versions of ourselves, we need to first work towards healing and processing our past wounds.  Sometimes our wounds and past hurts can hold us back from being better partners, parents, and individuals.  It is important for me to provide the individuals that I work with a safe and nurturing environment to heal and grow.

My Approach & Values

Lauren is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who is passionate about working with all clients towards their goals, building upon their strengths, and facilitating an environment for growth towards self-acceptance and self-empowerment.  Lauren has experience in working with children, adolescents, and adult individuals who are experiencing issues related to depressed mood, anxiety, grief, relational struggles, trauma, and domestic violence.   

Originally from the Central Valley, Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Fresno in 2016.  Lauren went on to complete her Master of Science Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling in 2018 at California State University, Fresno. 

Prior to her work at Central Valley Family Therapy, Lauren completed her traineeship and part of her associateship at the Marjaree Mason Center working with individuals and children who had experienced domestic violence.  While working at the Marjaree Mason Center, Lauren provided individual therapy services as well as facilitated psychoeducational groups.  Lauren also worked for Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health in the children’s’ division working with families and their children who were experiencing severe mental health issues.  During her work with Fresno County DBH, Lauren worked as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide individuals with access to individual therapy services, case management services, and psychiatric care.

Lauren is dedicated to bringing an empathetic as well as direct approach to the clients that she serves.  Lauren believes that individuals should not just be addressed on an individual level, but also on a systemic level to better understand how an individual interacts within the various systems in their lives including their relationships, family of origin, and their society and culture.  Lauren utilizes an eclectic style of treatment integrating techniques from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy techniques.  Lauren believes that every individual that she works with is unique and therefore looks to build a collaborative relationship with her clients in order to utilize an approach that works best for them.

Certifications and Specialized Training

  • Health Equity Multicultural Diversity Training Presented by Adele James – Feb 2020
  • Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk Presented by Fresno County DBH – Jan 2020
  • Motivational Interviewing Presented by by Sharone Abramowitz, M.D. and Karena Franses, LCSW – Oct 2019
  • 40-Hour Domestic Violence Counselor Certification Presented by Marjaree Mason Center – Jan 2018

Professional Memberships

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)


About Us

With locations all over Central and Northern California, our practice specializes in treating individuals, couples and families, and through years of experience, we are confident that no problem is too great to overcome.

Phone Number: (559) 691-6840

Office Hours

Monday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday- 8:00 am to Noon