Lauren Robertson MA, MLS
Practicum Student Therapist
I am Lauren Robertson, a Certified Dementia Practitioner & a Graduate Student Clinician with Bridges to Crossroads Counseling & IOP Care. I am training to become a Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist. I currently hold a Master of Legal Studies from The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law and an MA in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to obtaining my graduate degrees, I received a BA of Psychology and a BS of Applied Gerontology from The University of North Texas. I am a member of the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (ICCDP), the global division of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) with additional training on Montessori Dementia Care (CMDCP).
As a mental health professional, I employ a client-centered and strengths-based approach, tailoring treatment plans to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual. I integrate various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, person-centered and trauma-informed approaches, to support clients in achieving positive change and personal growth.
As a Dementia Practitioner, I have worked in a variety of behavioral health settings over the last 15 years. Directorial positions where I developed a diverse collection of skills to better help those who have trauma-related concerns, who are experiencing changes and hardships in life stages, or those who just have a genuine desire to better themselves.
My goal, as your therapist, is to assist you in working towards achieving your fullest potential and regaining a new outlook on life. I view clients as the experts of their lives, while I assist and guide them through interpersonal changes, challenges, and healing.
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” - Albus Dumbledore