Lauren is passionate about treating patients from all populations, focusing on kids and adolescents. She also supports parents of children who struggle with mental health concerns by parent coaching. Autism is an area of interest that Lauren has. When in a session, she provides a warm, empathic, and judge-free environment for patients to express their thoughts and feelings. Lauren wants to understand how one can use coping skills to get through the more challenging aspects of life. Emotional regulation is something that Lauren teaches kids, adolescents, and adults to understand that we have a mind-body connection. She believes that educating patients to overcome their stressors in life and how to manage them will improve their quality of life. Mindfulness and having a holistic approach allow Lauren to be able to help a variety of individuals. Lauren studied at Bradley University, where she completed her internship hours at Courage to Connect.
Ages Treated | Children, Preteens, Teens, Adults, Elders
About Lauren Rushing
Lauren used to work at a physical therapy facility as a tech supporting patients through their surgery and recovery. She has also, worked at a not-for-profit school for children with Autism and other behavioral needs. Through this experience, she found working with children with Autism inspiring. Lauren practiced the DIR model focusing on the relationship with the child to help improve their behaviors. Due to experiences earlier in her life, she has a heart for people with suicidal thoughts, self-harm, depression, OCD, ADHD, and Anxiety.
Lauren is a counseling associate in an extended internship awaiting to take her licensure exam. She is being supervised by Erin Borton MA, LCPC, CADA, please go to her bio if you have any questions.
University of Kentucky, B.S., Kinesiology
Bradley University, Pursuing M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Existential Therapy
- Exposure and Response Prevention
- Humanistic Therapy
- Integrative Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Strength Based Therapy