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August 13, 2019

Marriage is a long and winding journey. It can be easy to get lost along the way, and most of us only vaguely realize we are lost. The sign posts seem the same, the surroundings familiar, but slowly over the long haul the map becomes unrecognizable. There is no time to...

August 5, 2019

In the West, half of all marriages end in divorce. As we settle into our lives and routines with our spouses, we suddenly realize that the person we married doesn’t live up to the image of them we’d held in our mind in the early years. Disappointment sets in. We wonder...

January 23, 2019

In my practice in Old Saybrook, as well as with my video clients in other states, I've been incorporating meditation as part of their journey of growth and increased self-awareness. The results have been stunning. I'm so excited to share this with you today so...

November 12, 2018

As a therapist, I know that most of our hearts swell with anticipated joy and excitement when we feel the holiday season… and that our hearts also start pounding and our bodies swell with anxiety as we anticipate the demands and expectations that come along with it....

November 5, 2018

Please reach out to me at laurendragotherapy@gmail.com to RSVP and to find out more about attending the upcoming Divorce Support Seminar at Water's Edge in Westbrook, Connecticut. Sunday, November 18th from 1-3:30pm.

October 30, 2018

My goal is to help women transform their life’s greatest challenges into opportunity for meaning, personal growth, and a better life that may never otherwise had been possible. Divorce can be one of life’s greatest challenges. But I truly believe that there can be grea...

October 25, 2018

Whatever the reason for the end of your marriage, I believe that you deserve not to carry your problems with you into your next relationship. I believe that you have much to learn from what you've experienced to ensure that you’ll be thrive as an individual and fee...

October 18, 2018

To be able to get to a place where your divorce no longer defines you, but that instead you're constructing a BETTER life because of it, you first have to get through the initial heartbreak, grief, and trauma of the end of one of your most significant and meaningfu...

September 25, 2018

Recalling your unique relationship history can recharge your marriage. Remembering great times that you had together, and revisiting the love and great hope that inspired your decision to marry each other in the first place, can be a powerful catalyst to softening the...

September 11, 2018

Today I want to share with you why meeting by video can be a game changer for new moms. Locally, here on the shoreline, I know there are many moms who want to see a therapist after they deliver but put it off because, (again let’s be real) mom’s needs end up falling wa...

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