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Lauren Mars, MS, LCMHC

  • Empathetic
  • Passionate
  • Hard Working
  • Intelligent
  • Courageous
Exposure Response Prevention Trained
Trained in AMSR, Assisting and Managing Suicide Risk

Lauren Mars


Staff Therapist

Lauren completed a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University’s CACREP certified program. She graduated a member of the professional honor society, Chi Sigma Iota.

During her graduate studies, Lauren gained experience helping individuals cope with a variety of mental health concerns in a private practice setting. She has also worked with children and young adults with autism and other special needs. She was a teacher assistant at a special education school and volunteer peer mentor for college students on the autism spectrum.

Lauren works with individuals of all ages at A Little Counseling. She is especially passionate about helping those affected by anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD.) She strongly believes in the importance of psychoeducation – “knowledge is power.” Lauren is also trained in using Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) to help individuals gradually face their fears head-on.

Life experiences guided Lauren’s decision to enter the field of counseling. She knew from a young age that she was passionate about mental health and wanted to go into a helping profession. In her free time, Lauren enjoys being outside in nature, spending time with her family and her dogs, and cozying up with a good book.

“What I loved most upon visiting A Little Counseling was its focus on helping individuals understand and overcome anxiety in a quiet and comfortable setting for young people and adults alike.”

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We are devoted to bettering our company so we've established affiliations with industry partners. These organizations elevate our services by keeping us informed of new regulations and breakthroughs in our field.

American Counseling Association
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling
North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
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A Little Counseling, PLLC open for in-office appointments. We continue to take the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat very seriously and we are committed to putting forth our best effort to keeping our office as sanitary as possible. For the safety of our clients and staff we have come up with the following plan which will be carried out until further notice:

While we strive to do everything in our control to keep our office safe. We also kindly ask that anyone with even the smallest symptom of illness call and cancel your appointment or utilize Telehealth sessions. If anyone would like to reschedule their appointment to an earlier time, please call us at 919-296-8100.

Thank you- Bri-Ann Richter-Abitol