Lauren provides Cognitive Leap with insight surrounding all things relating to child and adolescent mental health. She has a private practice in the Los Angeles area that integrates play therapy and mindfulness using a range of insight-oriented and evidence-based techniques. Lauren is one of the key persons behind the design of Cognitive Leap’s treatment programs for children using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Lauren earned her MSW from the University of California, Los Angeles and went on to become a certified Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (ECMHS) as well as a Registered Play Therapist. She has created her own EMDR tools, written a children’s book about emotional regulation called “Be Mindful of Monsters,” runs the popular blog CreativePlayTherapist.com, and also serves on the Executive Board for the California Association for Play Therapy.
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