L. Lauren Brown, PhD, LCSW


Dr. Lauren Brown specializes in trauma, intimate partner violence, self-harm, anxiety disorders & LGBTQ issues. She conducts individual, couple's and family therapy. Largely, she employs techniques from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Brown's philosophy is that all individuals possess the ability to be successful and happy but sometimes lack the empowerment and self-efficacy to achieve desired goals. Lauren's technique is to help individuals improve their sense of self-efficacy as they strive to reach their fullest potential. Individuals can expect to be treated respectfully as they are gently guided through a process of self-reflection and action.

She currently is a lecturer for University of Louisville's MSSW program, and serves on the board of Directors for Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a PhD in Social Work. Past experiences include clinical services and supervision with domestic and intimate partner violence; individual and group therapy with incarcerated women and individuals affected by HIV/AIDS; dual diagnosis treatment (IOP).


Specialties: Trauma, self-harm, intimate partner violence, anxiety disorders, LGBTQ issues, adolescents.