Dr. Lauren Barron
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
You want nothing more than your marriage to be successful. You have seen how your parents, or your friend’s parents have struggled in marriage, and you don’t want your kids to have to go through a divorce or separation like so many kids today do. I understand that you want to have the best marriage that you possibly can, but are not really sure where to start.
You probably remember how much your life satisfaction rose and fell as a teenager depending on how things were going with your new boyfriend or girlfriend. When things were good, you felt like you were on top of the world; and when things were on the rocks, it felt as if nothing else mattered to you at all. This same sort of thing happens in marriage. When your marriage is struggling, it hangs over your entire world like a dark cloud; and it becomes hard to concentrate at work or with the kids. I believe that healthy relationships are built from the very beginning, and want to help you build the marriage you know you deserve.
My name is Dr. Lauren Barron, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been working with couples for over six years. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A&M University, a Master of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston - Clear Lake, and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University.
Lauren Barron, Ph.D., LMFT
Virginia Barron, Guide Dog
I believe that a couple’s relationship is the cornerstone of a family, and I love helping couples build thriving and adaptable marriages.
You want a marriage that is fun, long-lasting, stable, and resilient. You want to have a best friend, co-parent, confidant, and lover. I understand that in order for a marriage to succeed, a strong foundation of relational skills and understanding need to be developed at the outset of your walk together. Most importantly, you need to know how to effectively communicate and solve problems; which is a key aspect of the work that I do with all of my clients. One of the biggest myths about marriage is taking the “don’t fix it if it’s not broken” attitude toward your relationship, and I know that a proactive approach to your marriage will be far more effective than a reactive approach.
My passion for working with young couples started while I was a member of the Aggie Wranglers country-western dance team at Texas A&M. As a member of this exhibition team, I had the opportunity to observe, work with, and teach couples of all stages of their relationship to dance together seamlessly. It was through this experience that I understood the importance of communication and trust within a relationship, and how these aspects of a couple’s relationship could be observed through their dancing together. As a young married person myself, I understand how you want to get this whole marriage thing right the first time. You want to succeed at marriage for yourself, your kids (current or future), and your family. You do not want to become just another statistic about the rising divorce rate in America.
A house without a good foundation will fall apart. You may start to notice cracks in the walls, or doors that don’t close just right; but don’t let it get to this point. Invest in your future and the future of your family today by working with me to build the best foundation for your marriage.