Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007 and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare in 2015. She has over five years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders, working as expressive therapist and interim intake coordinator for the Midwest Center for Eating Disorders, as well as completing her clinical practicum at the Thalia House Transitional Living Eating Disorders Program.
In addition to her clinical experience, Lauren has an extensive research background in the areas of eating disorders, stigmatized sexualities, gender studies, and psycho-oncology. Lauren believes that all clients are capable and worthy of positive change and seeks to empower clients wherever they are in their journey toward recovery. Lauren is dedicated to approaching all clients with dignity and respect, creating mutuality throughout the helping process, and honoring client autonomy.
Lauren is a Kansas City native who enjoys reading, art, and gaming in her spare time.