Lauren Rigney Counseling & Coaching

Lauren Rigney Counseling & Coaching



My education and professional background in both the mind and the body give me a unique and effective approach to working with clients. I provide tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New York, practicing as a therapist and coach in Manhattan.

My specialty is working with high performers – athletes, creative professionals, lawyers, doctors, and businesspeople – whose lives require intensity, multitasking, and sacrifice. Daily transitions and pressures to achieve can take a toll on you, your family, your social life, and even your personality. Counseling is a way to help keep you balanced and healthy. Coaching is a way to help you get organized and develop skills for achieving your goals.

I believe the relationship between a client and counselor is very important. It is within this relationship that I can help you teach yourself, heal yourself, and make the changes you want to make.

I understand the mind/body/emotion connection very well and my private practice reflects this. You will not be seen as just a reflection of your psychology. I will encourage you to explore many different areas of your life and integrate them along the way to your goals. Your holistic well-being is a priority.

I have a master’s level education in mental health counseling and exercise and sports studies. Prior to becoming a counselor, I was a Division 1 college basketball player; a high school, Division 3, and Division 1 assistant coach; and personal trainer for over a decade. I graduated from a Level V United States Center for Coaching Excellence accredited graduate program.

Outside of private practice, I have worked as a therapist in a non-profit integrative group practice, hospital, college, and as the Clinic Director for a local non-profit out-patient clinic. I have experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns. I have training in integrative, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness therapy as well as sport psychology. I am a humanistic, person-centered therapist.

I am a professional member of the American Counseling Association and a certified member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. In addition to my license, I hold several certifications. I continue to educate myself by attending national and local conferences, keeping up with current therapy research, and seeking supervision.

If you ever have a question, please ask. I do not have all the answers, but I will help you find them.


BA – Psychology from Princeton University

MS – Professional Counseling from Monmouth University

MS – Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith College


Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) – NY State #004710-1

National Certified Counselor (NCC) – NBCC #246408

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) – NBCC #246408

Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) – CCE #DCC1251

Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) - CCE #ACS2038

Certified HeartMath Practitioner - HMI0343


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1 employee
11 years in business
Serves New York, NY

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Frequently asked questions

Once we are in contact and all your questions are answered about me and my practice, we set up a time/date to meet.  I will send you some brief intake paperwork that you can complete on a HIPAA-compliant site, and we get started on working toward your goals.  Frequency of meetings will be determined together based on your goals and availability.

Services offered

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Life Coaching
Relationship Counseling
Career Coaching