Lauren works with children, youth and their parents to strengthen the parent/child relationship and support parents through the ups and downs of their child’s mental health challenges.
Lauren has a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University and is a fully certified member of the OACYC. She earned her Child and Youth Worker Diploma from Mohawk College and completed a Clinical Behavioural Sciences Post-Grad Diploma from McMaster University. Over the course of her practice Lauren has had training and is informed in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Emotion Focussed Family Therapy. Her goal is help parents fulfil their goals by parenting with intention while they raise resilient, independent, and confident children.
Lauren has been working in Hamilton and the surrounding area for the past 17 years supporting children, youth, and their families that have struggled to cope with the difficulties of mental health and how it has impacted the family unit. Before shifting her focus to parent support, Lauren worked in various child and youth care sectors such as youth justice, education, residential care facilities, outreach, supervised access, and hospital settings.
Lauren understands that being a parent is a wonderful gift. She also understand that being a parent amongst the stressors of every day life can be a challenge, especially if your child struggles with mental health. Lauren creates a safe space to discuss the difficulties parents and caregivers face in their every day lives. She uses a collaborative and tailored approach to care to support parents and caregivers build on their strengths, and to fine tune skills that increase their confidence when handling challenging parenting situations.
Lauren lives in Hamilton with her husband and two children. She is an avid music fan, likes to bake, and spending time with her family.