Prior to and during graduate school, Lauren was employed by the Plano Independent School District as a science teacher. Upon completing her master’s degree in counseling at SMU, Lauren began working as a middle school counselor with the Frisco Independent School District. In addition to working as a school counselor, Lauren is a therapist with BrightWay Counseling & Wellness providing counseling services to adolescents and adults. Lauren enjoys working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and adjustment difficulties along with grief and loss.
Lauren grew up in Virginia where she attended grade school as well as college. She has lived in Texas for 10 years and loves it here! She enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, attending concerts, spending time with friends and family and entertaining her energetic dog. She also works with an animal rescue group by fostering dogs from local shelters
Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and is supervised by Traci Koen, LPC-S with BrightWay Counseling and Wellness, Owner.
Licensed Interns have completed all education and practicum requirements for permanent licensure and working toward completing 3000 counseling hours. Services are billed at a reduced rate of $95/Intake and $75/ session, although are not insurance billable.