About me

My Philosophy

I believe that the ability to heal is innate. The process of therapy allows us to connect with this deep ability to heal ourselves. The connection between the therapist and the patient is the most important aspect of the healing process. Therefore it is essential to find a therapist with whom you are comfortable.  The therapy process is different for each patient, but what is universal is that the therapist is a supporter, educator, confidant, and objective listener.  During therapy I utilize principles of mindfulness training and cognitive therapy. I teach patients skills and ways of thinking that help to minimize their suffering and to encourage new ways of examining their problems. For children and adolescents I also use play and art therapy techniques to help find more creative and expressive paths to healing.

My Practice

My psychotherapy private practice has two offices, located in Doylestown and Dublin, PA.  I provide individual, family, couples, and group therapy. Therapy is provided to children, adolescents, and adults for anxiety, depression, family, grief and loss, health/medical, and other life or mental health struggles. The office hours in Dublin are 9am to 9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. I am also in Dublin one Saturday a month from 9am to 5pm. Doylestown office hours are Thursdays 3pm to 9pm and one Friday evening a month 6pm to 9pm. I try my best to be flexible for working hours and school schedules.

My Training

Doctorate in Social Work, DSW

Graduated May 2018

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Masters in Social Work, MSW

Graduated May 2006

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

Masters of Counseling

& Clinical Health Psychology, MS

Graduated June 2003

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, BA

Minor Physiology

Graduated May 2001

Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd-Valley, PA

Phone: 267-421-7921

drlaurendottor@gmail.com

Dr. Lauren Dottor

Psychotherapist

Address: 149 North Main Street, Dublin, PA 18917

Address 2: 4050 Skyron Drive, Ste A4, Doylestown, PA 18902