Lauren Watkins, LPC, CCTP

Degrees: M.Ed. in Counselor Education from The Pennsylvania State University, May 2009

Other Training: Systemic family systems, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and mental health first aid

Other Credentials: Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Clinical Specialties: Parent-child interactions, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, life changes, ADHD, mindfulness and group work. Populations served include children as young as five years old, adolescents, college students, young adults to middle aged adults.

Practicing Since: 2009

Positions Held/Honors Received: School Counselor with Harrisburg School District, Social Service Therapist at Meadows Psychiatric Center, Family based therapist with Cenclear.

Treatment Approach/Philosophy: My approach to counseling focuses on what is best for the client as there is no “one size fits all”. I typically use solution focused theory and strategies that identify goals and empower change. However, I will utilize the approach that best fits the client to feel safe and supported as they work toward their goals