Lauren received her M.S in Counseling from CSU Fullerton and her B.S in Psychology with specialization of Child/Adolescent Development from CSU Channel Islands. She is currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) for adolescents at SoCal Adolescent Wellness in Lake Forest and Huntington Beach. She has worked with children, adolescents, and families across cultures and socioeconomic classes. Lauren uses different therapeutic techniques, including CBT, intersectional feminist therapy, strengths based therapy, mindfulness, and art therapy. She has a passion for empowering adolescents to feel connected to oneself and others. She believes in a collaborative approach using empathy, authenticity, and genuineness with both adolescents as well as their families. For self care, Lauren enjoys spending time with loved ones, watching movies, kickboxing, art, and reading.