As a therapist, Lauren believes that all clients have the potential for change and growth. Through her practice at Kells, she has demonstrated an active commitment to providing clients with the information and support they need to progress through life’s transitions and to regulate their moods.
Lauren has developed her skills in the areas of cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, individual therapy, and play therapy. In addition, she has completed Basic Training and Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy as well as two introductory workshops for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Lauren is an experienced assessment specialist. She has been able to refine her skills in conducting parenting assessments, learning and functioning assessments, vocational assessments, capacity assessments, and fitness-for-duty assessments. She has also done personal injury assessments as well as Practice Note 7 and 8 assessments for court. Furthermore, Lauren has completed home study assessments to determine applicants’ suitability and potential to be foster/adoptive parents.
Serving as a supervisor for Kells practicum students, has further developed Lauren’s mentoring, teaching, and leadership skills. She has completed the Certificate in Advanced Clinical Supervision in Psychology.
Lauren provides counselling services for clients struggling with:
- Trauma/ PTSD
- Emotional Regulation
- Eating Disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Sexual Abuse
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Grief and Loss
- Identity and Sexual Identity