Lauren Watts is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Lauren is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She is also a certified Infant Mental Health Provider.  As a therapist, Lauren has seen all age groups. However, for the past 6 years, she has seen primarily elementary and preschool age children and their families. Lauren's passion is helping to strengthen the relationship between caregivers and children, increasing caregiver’s skills in approaching their child’s challenging behaviors more effectively, helping children heal from trauma and educating caregivers on the effects trauma has on children. She does this while providing a supportive, nonjudgmental environment. Lauren also implement play therapy techniques as play is a child’s way of learning, communicating, exploring and healing. What is TF-CBT and PCIT? TF-CBT is an evidence based treatment designed to help children and adolescents as well as their families overcome the negative effects of trauma. PCIT is an evidence based treatment designed to enhance the relationship between caregiver and child through interaction and to provide education to caregivers regarding more effective parenting skills which in turn, increases the child’s compliance.