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Lauren is one of those rare professionals who is both open-minded and solidly grounded. She helps her clients sort through their struggles, re-discover their own unique personal truth and find practical, down to earth ways to improve their lives. As a life improvement colleague, I would recommend Lauren as a therapist to anyone who is looking for an educated and fresh, integrative perspective.
— Teal Swan, International Spiritual Luminary, Founder of Teal Eye, LLC

ABOUT ME

I've always had a deep curiosity about the human psyche.  What brings meaning to people's lives?  How can people let their light shine and live joyfully despite the challenges they have and will face? Throughout my life I've found myself searching for ways to ease the pain or challenges faced by those around me.  This basic desire to help others find wellness and healing is why my life is so enriched by the client's who share their experiences with me.  I'm inspired by the desire to explore how to find more meaning and fulfillment in life through exploring the relationships we have with self, others, and the world around us.

It is this curiosity and love for human growth and healing that led me to complete a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver.  I chose an emphasis in couple and family counseling because I believe that even as individuals, our world is shaped by our most precious (and often challenging!) relationships - love and family.  My thirst for integrative, meaningful, and unique approaches to counseling led me to complete a number of supplemental certifications, workshops, and trainings to create more depth and diversity in the approach and perspective I offer my clients.

CREDENTIALS

Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #0013079
Colorado Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate (MFTC) #13446

M.A., Counseling Psychology, Couple & Family Track
University of Colorado Denver

B.S., Psychology
University of Denver

Animals and Human Health Certificate (Animal-Assisted Therapy)
University of Denver

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS:
Hakomi Graduate - Hakomi: Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapy
The Hakomi Institute, Boulder, CO

EMDR: Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
Maiberger Institute, Boulder/Denver, CO

Attachment & Emotion Regulation (Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT): Intro Seminar

Intro to Sensory Experiencing (Trauma-Informed Counseling)

Animal Assisted Therapy Team - Registered by Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado