Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
Alliant International University - San Diego (2016)

National Register Member Since

Lauren Helm, PhD

Welcome! I am Dr. Lauren Helm, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Washington, and the founder of Rise Psychology, my private practice. I am board certified in biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). I work with adults, and provide individual and group therapy. My treatment approaches and areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV biofeedback). I often incorporate health psychology (i.e. the mind-body connection), mindfulness, self-compassion, and healthy emotion regulation training to help promote psychological resilience and well-being. I also draw from interpersonal, existential and humanistic psychotherapy approaches.

TRAINING: I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine, graduating with honors cum laude, and earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in health psychology) from the APA-accredited California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. I have received specialized academic and clinical training in health psychology, mindfulness, self-compassion, and evidence-based third-wave behavioral treatments. I completed my clinical training in multiple settings, including medical hospitals (UCSD Moores Cancer Center, Oregon Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente), an inpatient psychiatric hospital (Sharp Mesa Vista Psychiatric Hospital), V.A. hospital (V.A. San Diego Healthcare System), specialty clinics (Center for Anxiety and Stress Management, DBT Center of San Diego, Strong Integrated Behavioral Health), and college counseling centers (Fresno City College and Reedley College Psychological Services Department). I completed my APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the State Center Community College District and my post-doctoral training at Strong Integrated Behavioral Health. I am currently a professional member of the Washington State Psychological Association, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

MY APPROACH: I believe in effective, transformative therapy, and regularly incorporate mindfulness, self-compassion, attachment theory, and spirituality in order to support connected, whole-hearted living. Empirically-supported psychological theories (social, behavioral, health, & positive psychology) further inform the direction of therapy. My approach to therapy (and life!) is strongly influenced by the belief that by opening more fully to the depths of who we are, stress, anxiety, stagnation, confusion, and pain all can become fodder for growth. I believe we can learn how to create more room for joy, gratitude, creativity, and inspiration in our lives with intention and practice. By grounding ourselves in a solid foundation of self-awareness and self-compassion, and practicing authentic, effective action, I believe that life becomes wholly satisfying. It gives me great joy to support others in the exploration and cultivation of their unique potential, and I hope you will join me if you find this resonates with you.

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Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)

Treatment Modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Biofeedback


  • Certified in Biofeedback by the Biofeedback
  • Certification International Alliance
  • Washington State Psychological Association
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • The Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Insurance Plans

Does Not Accept Insurance

Contact Information

Primary Contact

1417 NW 54th St.
Ste 458
Seattle, WA 98107
P: 206-376-7414 (Office)