Education: Master of Arts in Art Therapy at Cedar Crest College
In Process: Trauma Certificate (Drexel) and Art Therapy Registration (ATR)
Areas of experience/specialty: Adolescents and Adults with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Stress Management, art therapy, trauma (certificate in process)
Previous experience/positions: Lauren previously was an intern at Haven House in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) program PRS running Art Therapy groups.
Approach to counseling: “My approach to therapy is unique in that I am an Art Therapist and I bring a more eclectic approach to my therapy sessions. I incorporate various art materials to foster creative expression to explore feelings, manage behaviors, reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, encourage emotional resiliency, promote insight, enhance social skills, and reduce and resolve conflicts. This way of working allows the individuals I meet with to be more expressive and gain a better understanding of what they are going through, by having visuals and using color to provide them with a positive experience in addressing their needs/behaviors.”