Lauren obtained her Honours Bachelors of Arts, Sociology from Queen’s University (2006) and her Masters of Social Work from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo (2020). She graduated as a member of the National Social Work Honours Society (2019) for academic excellence and was the recipient of the Haseltine T. Clements Memorial Fund Award (2020) for demonstrating outstanding concern for human dignity and efforts towards cultural competency. Lauren is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
Lauren provides human rights and trauma informed individual, couples, and family counselling to children, youth, and adults. She has a passion for solution-focused practice and trauma-specific therapy as a means of addressing a wide range of inter and intra personal issues. Lauren draws on her knowledge of a range of modalities and practices (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, mindfulness, and self-compassion) to support positive outcomes for clients challenged by concerns such as grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, divorce, depression, anxiety, and stress. Lauren is a level one trained EMDR practitioner trained through EMDRIA.