Lauren grew up on a horse farm in rural northeastern Kentucky before moving to the Dayton area where she has lived for the past four years with her fiancé and two cats, Marvin and Leo. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Shawnee State University in 2018, and a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College in 2022. Although she has only been practicing therapy for a year, Lauren has worked in the mental health field for over 4 years in areas such as alcohol and drug rehabilitation, 24/7 crisis care, and case management. Lauren is an LGBTQIA+ affirming and culturally competent therapist and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy, along with a mindfulness and self-compassion approach in her practice. She has the most experience working with adolescents and young adults and is passionate about treating eating disorders. Aside from therapy, Lauren enjoys practicing yoga, meditation, listening to true crime podcasts, tending to her house plants, and traveling.

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” -Carl Rogers