Director of Psychiatric Services
Willow Lawn & Virtual
Children & Adolescents: 3+
Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise:
- Trauma, PTSD, Emotional Dysregulation
- Bipolar I & II, Depression, and other Mood Disorders
- Pediatric Mental Health
- Queer, Gender Expansive, Transgender individuals
Lauren is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed to treat and prescribe psychiatric medications for children, adolescents, and adults. With nearly two decades of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse in various settings, Lauren returned to graduate school and completed her Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health at The University of Virginia.
While in her graduate program, Lauren completed her clinical rotations in a Crisis Stabilization Unit with adults and an outpatient practice with children and adolescents. Lauren has also served as Adjunct Faculty in various nursing programs throughout Richmond.
Lauren serves as the Director of Psychiatric Services at RCC and oversees our fabulous team of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Assistants, offering collaborative support, clinical case consultation, and oversight of all of RCC's medication management policies and procedures. She enjoys precepting future nurse practitioners and is incredibly engaging, thorough, and rigorous in her role as a teacher and mentor.
Lauren feels comfortable working with all ages and has experience treating various clinical issues, such as Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use Disorders, PTSD, ADHD (both children & adults), Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, and Bipolar Disorder. She is also experienced and specialized in providing psychiatric services to LGBTQ individuals and is certified as a Transgender Care Specialist.
Master of Science (Nursing) - University of Virginia
Clinical Concentration: Psychiatric Mental Health
Bachelor of Science (Nursing)- Virginia Commonwealth University
Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner- Virginia
Registered Nurse- Virginia
Professional Activities and Memberships:
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Nurses Association
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI)
While Lauren is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial and Medicaid)