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, seen, and heard.
I am an Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC), and I recently graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with my MA in Counseling, 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.
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.
As an ALC, I cannot accept insurance at this time, but for clients who have financial hardships, I can offer a sliding scale payment arrangement based on income. I do not see clients younger than 14 years of age.
Lauren Floyd, ALC, NCC
Under the Supervision of Horace Hackney LPC-S 3540