Lauren Vilar, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
Wilmington NC
I provide individual therapy to clients in person and online. I begin with an assessment to get to know you, your goals, and if this therapy is good fit. From there we can craft a bespoke plan for you and determine what the best choice for you is. After we meet for the first time, we determine how often we will meet, where we will explore past and/or current work with psychedelics and how to integrate insights into your daily life to make the changes you would like to see in yourself and in your life. After our initial meeting, we figure out how frequently we should meet and the topics we'll discuss. Whether we're delving into your past, current experiences with psychedelics, or exploring ketamine-assisted therapy, the aim is to use our insights to create positive changes in your day-to-day life. Let's work together to bring the positive changes you're aiming for into your life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), having earned my Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore. I am the owner of LMV Counseling (, a distinguished mental health group counseling private practice, and Go Inward, a specialized practice dedicated to psychedelic therapy. With an extensive background as a therapist in the fields of mental health and substance use, I identified a need for a therapeutic approach that transcends traditional talk therapy. This realization led me to explore nad jump into the emerging field of psychedelic science. I have undergone comprehensive professional training in various modalities, including ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), psychedelic harm reduction and integration therapy, MDMA Assisted Therapy (MAPS, Lykos), mindfulness, and PTSD treatment.
1) Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) at Go Inward in Wilmington, NC: - In-person KAP sessions includes an assessment, preparation (available remotely or in person), in-person dosing sessions, and integration services (offered remotely or in person). 2) KAP for Individuals Receiving Spravato or Ketamine Infusions: -This service involves assessment, preparation, and integration. -Additionally, I offer in-person support during Spravato and infusion dosing sessions at your medical provider's office whenever feasible. 3) Preparation and Integration Sessions for Independent Journeys: - Harm Reduction Approach to support your individual journey. - These sessions do not include the administration of any psychedelic compounds.