Lauren is a Master’s Level Intern studying clinical mental health counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a member of the Tennessee Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association. Originally from southern California, Lauren completed her B.S. in applied exercise science at Azusa Pacific University, and strongly believes in the connection between mind and body when it comes to our wellbeing.
Her clinical interests include working with those struggling with anxiety and OCD, self-esteem, co-dependency, clarity with life decisions and direction, and faith trauma, deconstruction, and reconstruction. She supports those in the LGBTQ community, working through questions around faith and identity. Lauren also has a heart for struggles with chronic pain and illness, especially fertility-related health issues. She believes that we all deserve a safe place to show up completely as we are, without judgement, while we explore the deep questions of our lives.
Lauren believes that an integrative approach is essential for healing, and that we must use our mind and body, past and present to find wholeness. She instills mindfulness practices, existential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapies, in addition to creative expression and processing through narrative therapy and other forms of finding meaning in our lives and stories.