Lauren is working toward her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at Aurora University. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Greenville University. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults in both the individual and group setting. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with intellectual, social, and, emotional challenges. She facilitated programs for children and adolescents for 5 years while working at the Oswego Public Library. Additionally, she created adaptive programing for children, adolescents, and adults with special needs.
Lauren is passionate about supporting individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, developmental disorders, grief and loss, mood disorders, social skills, educational support, parenting issues, and life transitions.
Lauren uses a blended approach to meet the individual where they are and individualizes treatment plans to meet the needs of the client. She uses a strengths-based approach and focuses on the individual’s inherent strengths to aid in recovery and empowerment. Additionally, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to change negative thought and behavioral patterns. She is passionate about helping individuals learn problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations, and helping clients gain a greater confidence in their own abilities.