Lauren Marks, MS, LAC

Let’s get real. We all have problems, we all struggle. And we all need help. If you’re searching for someone who will help you get unstuck, work through your tough emotions, process trauma, or heal your relationship, let’s do it together. I’m Lauren Marks, a therapist in Tucson who helps client who feel stuck and overwhelmed get to a place of healing, connectedness, and joy. 

What's Going On?

  • Are you experiencing anxiety?
  • Feeling the weight of depression?
  • Is trauma part of your story?
  • Do you use dissociation to cope?
  • Are you suicidal or do you struggle with self harming thoughts or behaviors?
  • Is your relationship or marriage in distress?
  • Do you struggle to set or enforce boundaries
  • Looking for divorce recovery counseling?
  • Are you facing parenting or coparenting issues? 
  • Overwhelmed by negative self-talk
  • Plagued by low self-esteem?
  • Are you worried about your teen

Whatever it is you’re struggling with, no matter your circumstances, we can all benefit from talking to someone who can help you see a way of your problem and work with you towards a solution. If you’re ready to start your journey towards hope and healing, I’m here and ready to walk alongside you. 

Hello. I'm Lauren.

I’m glad you found me. I’m Lauren Marks, a Licensed Associate Counselor in Tucson, AZ. I offer counseling for adults, teens, and couples. I approach the therapeutic relationship with authenticity and compassion. My goal is to see the world through your eyes to understand what’s going on, work collaboratively with your towards what you want to get out of counseling, and then to walk with you providing support and guidance as we journey together. 

You’ll find my style to direct and empathetic. I show up as a real person while also modeling healthy boundaries and relational attunement. 

Credentials & Education

Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC-22633)
I am under the clinical supervision of Rachel Lohrman, LPC-20943 as I work towards independent licensure.  

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
Grand Canyon University


I currently offer counseling in Tucson for adults, teens, and couples 

My style is to blend a variety of counseling modalities based on your personality and goals for therapy. I am happy and comfortable incorporating faith and Christianity if (and only if) this is your stated preference. I enjoy having a variety of clients with all sorts of presenting issues so I truly mean it when I say – no matter what is going on, I’m in it with you! 

Therapeutic Approach & Counseling Models

Genuine + Empathetic
Direct + Compassionate
Authentic + Relational

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma Model Therapy
Ego State Therapy
Internal Family Systems
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Christian Counseling (if requested)

Focus Areas

Substance Issues
Suicidal Ideation

Negative Self-Talk
Low Self-Esteem
Relationship Issues
Parenting Issues
Career Burnout
Healthy Boundaries
…and more!

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is a type of therapy that focuses on providing support and guidance to adults who are struggling with personal issues or mental health challenges. Through counseling, clients gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and develop coping strategies that will enable them to address the problems they are facing.

During a counseling session, clients are encouraged to explore their emotions, beliefs, and experiences in a safe and non-judgmental environment. The counselor listens actively and provides feedback to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves and their situation. Together, they work to identify underlying issues and develop strategies to manage symptoms of mental health disorders, reduce stress, and improve overall functioning. Counseling can help Individuals can achieve greater self-awareness, self-confidence, and a sense of control over their lives.

Teen Counseling

In today’s society, the pressures that teenagers experience can be overwhelming. The challenges of growing up and facing the difficulties that come with increased responsibility can be daunting. Teens can find themselves juggling everything from academics, sports, church, peer relationships, family relationships, and social media to romantic and sexual interest, exposure or experimentation with substances, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, or low self-esteem and identify struggles. This is where teen counseling comes in. It is a powerful and effective form of therapy that promotes mental wellness among young people and address things like stress, anxiety, depression, addictive tendencies, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, the impact of bullying, and more. By exploring their thoughts, emotions, reactions, and underlying motivations, teenagers can gain a better understanding of themselves and learn new ways to cope with challenges.

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is an incredible opportunity for you and your partner to open the door to a healthier and happier relationship. By working with a therapist, both of you can identify and tackle any issues that have been holding you back, allowing you to learn new skills and techniques to strengthen your bond. Whether you are struggling with communication, intimacy, or something else entirely, couples counseling can help. Sessions may involve learning active listening techniques, practicing effective communication skills, and discovering new problem-solving strategies. The end goal is not just to overcome any roadblocks that are hindering your relationship right now, but also to build a more resilient, fulfilling partnership that lasts a lifetime. With couples counseling, you and your partner can deepen your emotional connection and reignite your passion for one another.

Schedule, Location, and Fees

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Schedule & Location

Tuesdays: 8-11am; 5:15-8:15pm
Wednesdays: 5:15-8:15pm
Thursdays: 9-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-5pm
Every Other Saturday: 10am-3pm

Joshua Tree Counseling
7522 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
[email protected]

(520) 308-4999 call or text
(520) 844-8139 fax


Private Pay Fee: $100/hr*

I accept all major credit cards, HSA cards, and cash for payment. Insurance is not accepted at Joshua Tree. Superbills are provided which you can submit to your insurance as part of your out-of-network benefits and request reimbursement.

*counseling hr is 55 minutes

Good Faith Estimate

Good Faith Estimate
Under a law passed in January 2022 called the No Surprises Act, health care providers must provide clients who don’t have insurance or who do not plan on using insurance an estimate of the bill for requested services. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your most recent Good Faith Estimate (GFE), you can dispute the bill. At Joshua Tree Counseling, GFEs are provided to your through the secure client portal. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 1-800-985-3059.


Reach Out!

If you’re ready to book an appointment, please use the form below to be added to my list. The practice manager at Joshua Tree Counseling, Kelly, will reach out to get you into our system and then coordinate with you directly about appointments. Once I’m approved for licensure, you will be given scheduling priority.