Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lauren is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed to treat and prescribe psychiatric medications for children, adolescents, and adults. With over 17 years of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse in a variety of settings, Lauren returned to graduate school and completed her Masters 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 clinicals in a Crisis Stabilization Unit with adults and in an outpatient practice with children and adolescents. Lauren has also served as Adjunct Faculty in various nursing programs throughout Richmond.
Lauren feels comfortable working with all ages and has experience treating a variety of 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 with providing psychiatric services to LGBTQ individuals and is certified as a Transgender Care Specialist. Lauren currently accepts all Anthem products, Magellan, Aetna, Optima, Optum (United) and Cigna.
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 (VA)
Registered Nurse (VA)
Professional Activities and Memberships:
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Nurses Association
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI)