Not Therapy: The lifestyle program created by Dr. Lauren Hazzouri, informed by 10 years of private practice, research and development. Dr. Lauren’s program helps girls see clearly the aspects of society that contribute to their mental health concerns; to manage the symptoms they’re experiencing and to empower them with the ability to care for themselves and connect with others in a meaningful way.
#InOtherWords: THIS IS IT. This is where you access all of Dr. Lauren’s hard-fought lessons and learn—simply put and to the point—in a way that makes life feel a hell of a lot easier and you not feel nearly as f@cked up (because, spoiler alert, you’re not).
Therapy: The treatment of a mental health concern by a licensed professional with whom a therapeutic rapport is established. There is usually an assessment that helps define the problem and allows the clinician to create a diagnostic impression, or diagnosis. From there, treatment goals are determined to help move the client forward in the therapeutic process.
#InOtherWords: What Dr. Lauren does at her private practice, Hazzouri Psychology, in Pennsylvania. Not what we’re doing here.
Self-help: The action or process of bettering oneself or overcoming one’s problems without the aid of others; especially: the coping with one’s personal or emotional problems without professional help.
#InOtherWords: NOT THERAPY is a self-help program that’s written by Dr. Lauren, a professional clinician. This is NOT to be confused with professional help—which could be really useful, too, depending on your circumstances. While NOT THERAPY is classified as self-help, we feel it works best when done in community. So, do it with your friends. The buddy system works!
People tell me to go to therapy, but should I do Not Therapy instead?
Individual psychotherapy with a licensed professional is always awesome. To find a licensed psychologist in your area, click here.
NOT THERAPY is NOT intended to replace therapy or to be confused for therapy, hence the name. NOT THERAPY is amazing for everyone—girls in therapy, girls not in therapy, girls who are in the 80% of those who would benefit from therapy and never get it, and for every other girl, too.
#InOtherWords: Therapy is super-cool. If you have the chance to go to therapy, do it! With that said, Not every girl needs therapy, but every girl needs THIS.
I am the mom of a teen girl. Should we do NOT THERAPY together?
YESSS! While NOT THERAPY was developed to address the increasing mental health concerns of Gen-Z girls, all girls and women could benefit—big-time! Dr. Lauren has a teen daughter herself. She and Ava have been living NOT THERAPY basically forever and Dr. Lauren wouldn’t suggest anything is good for you and your daughter that she doesn’t do with her own. Our job as moms is to be good models for our children. A healthy lifestyle program is key to nurturing ourselves physically, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually.
#InOtherWords: Caring for ourselves is the best way to teach our girls to care for themselves.
I am not a teen, will NOT THERAPY work for me?
Dr. Lauren is 43 years old, and can’t imagine what her life would look like without the structured living and healing that NOT THERAPY provides.
#InOtherWords: It’s never too early or too late to learn how to live!
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
The information contained on this website is provided for educational purposes only and NOT for THERAPY purposes. The use of this website does not imply nor establish any type of doctor/patient relationship. No diagnosis, treatment, medical or psychological advice is offered here. All information provided on this site is psycho-education designed to support a healthy lifestyle, not replace or supplement traditional therapy. For a clinician in your area visit https://locator.apa.org or https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/therapist-directory/. If this is an emergency, call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call the Lifeline Chat at 1-800-273-8255—this number is available in the US 24 hours a day, every day of the year.