Lauren graduated with a MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University as well as a MS in Nursing from Emory University. She is a licensed Nurse Practitioner (APRN) and Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Lauren spent 7 years of her life working in hospitals throughout the USA, delivering babies and providing GYN care to under-served populations.
However, in 2013, everything changed. She became extremely ill with a “mystery” diagnosis. Finally, after 1.5 years of searching for answers, she was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease, POTS and mold toxicity. The process of getting diagnosed made her take a hard look at the western healthcare system and realized that they were only treating symptoms and not patients. This sparked her journey into integrative and functional healthcare as well as mind-body medicine.
Since her illness, she became an expert in chronic stealth infections and found wellness through detoxification methods, brain retraining and functional medicine. After her recovery, she became dedicated to finding the root cause of illness for her patients and devoted her practice to those suffering from the same chronic illnesses that she once had. Lauren now exclusively treats her patients using functional medicine and mind-body medicine techniques and tailors every protocol specific to the individual.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys horseback riding, yoga, time at the beach and reading and is on a lifelong mission to continue learning and growing to best serve her patients.