Lauren is an intern who is completing studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University. She is also completing studies for a Master of Divinity degree at Seattle Pacific University. She believes that at different points in life all of us encounter difficulties, and despite our best efforts at handling them, we sometimes find ourselves feeling stuck in patterns that do not help us live the lives that we desire. Therapy is a unique setting where we can explore these difficulties and patterns, consider different ways of approaching them, and find new ways to live lives of health and hope. Lauren believes that a trusting relationship between therapist and client is essential for this exploration. She takes a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to treatment and thinks systemically about client difficulties as well as client strengths and resources. Lauren believes that spirituality is an essential aspect of who we are and seeks to integrate spirituality and religion into treatment for clients who so desire.
Outside of counseling, Lauren loves spending time with her husband, working with teenagers, doing yoga, reading novels, and drinking big cups of coffee.