self-acceptance is transformative

we cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. - Carl Rogers
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khôra = a space, matrix, or substrate

The philosophical concept of khora/khôra dates back to Plato, and it symbolizes a sacred place or clearing in which someone (or something) can create meaning. My job as your therapist is to uphold this space for you to feel safe, understood, and valued just as you are. I am not here to dole out advice, and I am not a Christian counselor - almost everyone seeking counseling today in the Bible Belt needs to feel less judgment and shame, not more. My role is to listen and see each person's life as a complex and multi-faceted story, one that they get to tell and retell as they grow, change, struggle, and overcome. I am an Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC) with a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with concentrations in both Clinical Mental Health and Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling. My experience working in a community clinic allowed me to serve clients of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. As an ALC, I cannot accept insurance at this time, but for clients who have financial hardships, I offer a sliding scale payment structure based on your budget. I do not see clients younger than 14 years of age.
Lauren Floyd, MA, ALC, NCC
Supervised by Molly J. Williams-Quick LPC02276


  • Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
  • Attachment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Boundaries
  • Neurodivergence
  • Body Image Disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Self Esteem
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues


  • Trauma Focused
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Somatic
  • Narrative
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Family/Marital Therapy


  • Individual: $80
  • Couples: $125
  • Need-Based Sliding Scale Options Available: $60 - $100


Khora Counseling Office

2208 University Blvd Suite 102
Birmingham, AL 35233-2313

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