About Lauren Ritz

About Lauren Ritz

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Lauren is committed to helping individuals acquire skills and strategies for coping with difficult life stressors. Additionally, Lauren has extensive experience working with individuals dually diagnosed with mental illness and an intellectual or developmental disability. She assists parents navigating the world of special education and provides parent coaching to manage or modify behaviors of concern. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist, she works with individuals with varying experienced traumas and utilizes a trauma informed lens in the therapeutic relationship. Additional areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, substance use and overall emotional distress.

Lauren engages her clients in active problem solving to facilitate understanding and her therapeutic approach is individually tailored to meet client’s needs to reduce symptomatology. She utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) -- helping individuals change their unhelpful thinking and behavior to enduring improvement in mood and functioning -- to inform her practice along with other evidence-based treatment modalities. By leveraging the foundations of mindfulness as well as a wellness approach, Lauren provides holistic, person centered and creative treatment for each client.