Licensed Professional Counselor
Missouri License 2010015161
National Certified Counselor
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist
Background and Experience
Lauren has counseled in a Christian private practice setting for over 10 years. Prior to obtaining her Master of Arts in Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary, Lauren worked as a Middle School Youth Leader. Lauren works with females ages 18 and older, and she greatly enjoys supporting and encouraging her clients as they process through their struggles and life transitions.
In 2011 Lauren became certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, which is a form of counseling that is extremely effective in treating trauma. This type of therapy can also be helpful in treating anxiety, grief/loss, and other distressing life events that continue to negatively impact individuals. Lauren continues to develop her expertise in EMDR by attending additional trainings and participating in the local St. Louis EMDRIA Network, which is a group of EMDR professionals that meet throughout the year. In 2016 she joined the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Lauren is also a National Certified Counselor and an active member of Psychology Today.
Special Interests and Services
Lauren enjoys counseling adults and adolescents encompassing a wide range of issues. While she has worked with a variety of mental health issues, Lauren specializes in trauma counseling and in career coaching. Lauren has created a website (www.counselorqueen.com) that provides more in depth information regarding her counseling approach along with other helpful resources. Lauren also enjoys volunteering with the St. Louis EMDRIA Network by attending their meetings and creating and maintaining their website at www.stlemdria.com.
Insurance and Payment Options
Aetna • Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield • Cigna • Optum • Tricare/Humana Military • United Behavioral Health • United Healthcare • Private Pay
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Butler University
Master of Arts in Counseling, Covenant Theological Seminary
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Missouri
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) – Illinois
- National Certified Counselor