Lauren Onderko, ACSW

In-Home Teen and Family Coach

  • Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) #61076, Supervised by Lindsay Smith, LCSW #24906  
  • Bachelors in Social Work from University of Central Florida
  • Masters in Social Work from Florida State University
  • Family centered, individualized, outcome focused, and strengths based approach to assessment and treatment

Experience: 

  • Therapist at Teen Therapy Center (formerly Los Gatos Teen Therapy) (2017-present)
  • Community based therapist with Seneca Family of Agencies in the Santa Clara wraparound program working with teens and families who were involved in either the Department of Family and Children Services or Juvenile Probation. Provided services to help process trauma and develop coping skills to increase overall functioning. (2015-2017)
  • Facilitated  substance abuse groups with teens utilizing the Seven Challenges harm reduction model at Seneca Family of Agencies. (2015-2017) 
  • Worked with teens and families in a variety of positions with Seneca Family of Agencies in the Santa Clara intensive wraparound program. Worked with teens through Department of Family and Children Services who were living in out-of-home placements and provided services to increase functioning at home, in school, and in the community. (2013-2015)
  • Working with teens and families in various settings and capacities since 2013 to provide community support services, crisis intervention, individual treatment, family treatment, clinical assessment, and various mental health services. 

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • School refusal
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety disorders (anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD)
  • Depression
  • Defiant and oppositional behaviors
  • Family communication and connectedness