For More Information

Imminent Danger - 911
Medical - 911
Psychological - Daymark Recovery Services at
828-264-4357 (nights and weekends)

If you and your Associate have already developed a personal emergency plan, please follow it.



Please note:  Lauren is unable to accept new clients at this time.

Lauren Renkert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes the purpose of psychotherapy is to help others find and fulfill their potential. She works primarily with individuals, couples, and families, and can address a variety of concerns, including: 

Anxiety     Phases of Life and Transitions
Trauma Marital and Relationship Problems
Depression Parenting
Eating Disorders Physical Health Problems
Grief and Bereavement Sexual Identity/Orientation

Lauren has over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist.  Her perspective includes attention to individuals as they relate to others and their environments.  She focuses on strengths as well as concerns and works with people within the context of their own cultural, religious, and spiritual beliefs.  Lauren uses a variety of therapeutic interventions that help people to think, feel, and behave in healthier ways, including, but not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behavior modification, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Lauren’s therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, honest, and direct, with kindness and a touch of humor. 

You can view her Curriculum Vitae/Resume



To schedule an appointment with Lauren, please call 828-265-0190 to leave a message with the answering service regarding the phone numbers and times you can be reached.  Lauren will call you back, usually within 24 hours. 

Once an appointment is scheduled, you may download, print, and complete these 3 forms to bring with you to your appointment:

Client Information Form

General Information Form

Notice of Privacy Practices

Please cancel appointments by calling 828-265-0190.  Please give at least 24 hours notice when possible.



Payments are expected at the time of each office visit, unless other arrangements have been made in advance.  Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.  If you have insurance, please check with your insurance company to determine if your insurance will cover Lauren as a provider and/or to determine if any pre-authorization for services is required.  Lauren accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) and will gladly submit a monthly electronic claim for services rendered.  You are responsible for the deductible, co-payments, and any portion of your fee not covered by your BCBS insurance.  If you have BCBS, you may wish to download, print, and complete this form to bring with you to your first appointment:

BCBS Release of Information Form

If you have any other insurance company, payment in full is expected at the time of each office visit and Lauren will provide monthly statements for you to file your own claim.



Sometimes the erratic weather in the High Country may keep us from meeting for a scheduled appointment.  Please call 828-265-0190 to leave Lauren a message as soon as you know the weather will prevent you from meeting.  Likewise, Lauren will contact you according to your instructions if she is unable to keep an appointment due to weather.



Client Information Form

General Information Form

Notice of Privacy Practices

BCBS Release of Information Form