Lauren Auer, LCPC
It is an incredible privilege to be trusted with the stories of brave souls as they work through some of the most difficult parts of life. I am deep-down-to-my-bones grateful that my job is to love on people and help build healthy relationships – there is nothing in this world I would rather do!
I’m often found hanging out in a local coffee shop, reading and listening to podcasts (sometimes at the same time), wandering around Target, and trying my best to keep my plants alive. I am a military spouse . My husband and I have two little boys and a Rhodesian Ridgeback that is a trained therapy dog! We attend Church 2:14 in Peoria.
I began my career in the mental health field as a counselor in a domestic violence emergency shelter. From there I worked at an agency that specialized in providing therapy to children and teens that had been victims or offenders of sexual violence. I also provided therapy to caregivers parenting children involved in social services. The majority of my career has been spent at an agency that focused solely on providing therapy to trauma victims of all ages. I became the Clinical Director of this agency, which allowed me to supervise a staff of eleven therapists, provide community education and professional trainings, and explore a variety of therapeutic approaches.
My clinical interests include: trauma, difficult life transitions, shame and self-worth, creative therapies (art and play therapy), postpartum difficulties, and faith-based therapy. I am trained in EMDR and Brainspotting and hold certifications in telehealth interventions and a certification in compassion fatigue.
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Regent University
B.A., Sociology and B.A. Criminal Justice, Bradley University
Certified Clinical Tele-mental Health Provider / 718158
Certified in Compassion Fatigue/ 2020
Trained in EMDR
Trained in Brainspotting
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