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Who can Hazzouri Psychology help?

How can Hazzouri Psychology help your child?

Dr. Lauren Hazzouri views every child as a unique individual, who needs us to step in to identify whatever the problem is that is coming between her/ him and meeting her or his potential, whether it be academically, behaviorally, psychologically, and or socially. Being a parent, Dr. Lauren Hazzouri recognizes that as parents, we are only as happy as our most hurting child. Therefore, it is important that we work together to get your child’s needs met, so that your child can perform at her/his best, you can perform at your best, and your family can perform at its best.

How can Hazzouri Psychology help your adolescent or young adult?

Dr. Lauren Hazzouri is particularly skilled in treating adolescents and young adults. Adolescence is a formative period of intellectual, social, and emotional growth. It is a difficult time for the healthiest individual. As need for independence and level of responsibility increase, our adolescents and young adults face important choices that are available in today’s society. It is necessary that our adolescents and young adults learn the skills necessary to take responsibility for their choices and their actions. Dr. Hazzouri defines responsibility as the ability to respond to our environment, rather than react to it. Our goal is to provide the skills necessary to make good, solid choices that will lead us in the direction of being the best adolescent version of ourselves. Our goal is to learn the importance of integrity, as Dr. Hazzouri defines as doing the next “right” thing, even when nobody’s looking.

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Adolescence is a breeding ground for self-defeating thoughts, which lead to the inability to regulate emotions, and in turn, help us to engage in problematic behaviors that impair our ability to function at school, get along with friends, family, teachers, coaches, etc.

At Hazzouri Psychology, Dr. Hazzouri can help to identify the problem that is keeping your adolescent or young adult from reaching her/ his potential at school, at home and with friends. Dr. Hazzouri can help your adolescent with strategies to treat her/himself and others with kindness and respect.

How can Hazzouri Psychology help you?

Dr. Lauren Hazzouri firmly believes that each of us needs to learn the skills to handle life on life’s terms. The only thing that we can control is what we say and what we do. So, fortunately (or unfortunately, depending how you look at it), we cannot control our co-workers, our spouse, our children, or “the hand we are dealt”, but we can control how we respond to all of those things. Believe it or not, it is what we tell ourselves about ourselves and about “our hand” that keeps us stuck. If there is something that you feel is keeping you stuck, the next right step is to reach out and see what Hazzouri Psychology has to offer. You can’t think yourself out of a problem with the same head that thought you into it. At Hazzouri Psychology, together we can determine the type of support and tools that will help you to cope more effectively and improve your quality of life.

Meet Dr. Lauren E. Hazzouri

Let me take an opportunity to introduce myself. In order to do a good job of having you understand who I am as a clinician, I want to tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Scranton, PA, and I love Scranton. I love the people. I love the architecture, and when it comes right down to it, it’s home, and nothing can beat that. I am so glad to see so much of our city being revitalized, and I’m fortunate to have my office right in the heart of downtown Scranton (next door to the Radisson at Lackawanna Station), where Hazzouri Dentistry has been keeping Scranton Smiling beautifully for years. Growing up in Scranton as the only girl with three brothers, I was certainly never at risk of taking myself too seriously. I went to grade school in Scranton and graduated from Scranton Preparatory School, where I was involved in The Scranton Prep Players and cheerleading. Most of my time, however, was spent at The Dance Studio, home of The Ballet Theater of Scranton, where I danced as much as possible, as that seemed to be my best or most direct source of self-esteem at the time. I was fortunate to spend many of my summers away at various dance schools, including The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, where I spent the summer before my junior year of high school and returned after my sophomore year of college to teach. I later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Pennsylvania State University, where I was an Evan Pugh Scholar with a major in Psychology and a minor in Dance. After receiving a remarkable education in the happy valley, I moved back to Scranton to do my graduate work at Marywood University, where I earned my Masters in Psychology and continued on to complete my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Following graduation, I was a psychology resident under the supervision of Dr. John Harvey and Dr. Jennifer Mecchas at Allied Services. I am grateful to have been trained by our areas “tried and true”, when it comes to educational and psychological testing. In order to gain my clinical experience for licensure, I worked under the supervision of Dr. Carl Schuster, who specializes in children and adolescents in his private practice in Peckville, PA. Currently, I teach a practicum course at Marywood University, and I work as a licensed psychologist and owner of Hazzouri Psychology. I spend the majority of my time, when I am not in the office with my daughter, Ava. Since having Ava, I have been able to look at life much differently. I see the world all over again through her fresh, excited, interested eyes. At the same time, I have the gift of coupling that with my experience, making for a perspective on life that makes everything pretty simple. And yes, I did say that life doesn’t have to be that hard, and if, at times, it feels hard for you, then you’re probably interested in knowing a little bit about my theoretical perspective and the different strategies I employ to help people and families heal.

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What is the office like?
Hazzouri Psychology provides an environment that is comfortable and private. The offices are newly decorated. There is ample waiting room space. Parking is easy and free of charge, and the building is handicap accessible. Read more

My Services

  • Behavioral Activation
  • Behavioral Consultation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Coping Skills Training - Parental Separation or Divorce
  • Coping Skills Training - Serious Medical Conditions
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Station Center / Mezzanine
600 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503


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The book of the month is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. The Power of Now is a life-changing read. It was several years ago that my close friend gave me The Power of Now as a gift. Read more