Lauren hollis, MA, CCLS, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and currently in the process of becoming a registered play therapist. I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health from Sam Houston State University. I also have training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I began counseling by specializing in working with children, adolescents and adult individuals, especially those who have experienced trauma and grief, acute and chronic medical conditions, anxiety, self-esteem, and challenges with life transitions. Now in private practice I not only enjoy working with individuals but with couples and marriage counseling.
I worked as a certified child life specialist (CCLS) for 8 years and throughout that time developed extensive knowledge and experience to aid families going through medical trauma, grief and the challenges of chronic and acute medical conditions. Through this experience, I identified a lack of support and counseling services that were offered and available to these patients and families. This is what led me to want to become a counselor and work with trauma, crisis, and grief. I am passionate about being an advocate for those without a voice in the medical community and helping those that have experienced trauma to find their own voice. Through my counseling practice I have become passionate about helping couples work on their marriage. Relationships take a lot of work and I enjoy being able to help couples work to resolve conflict, reconnect and grow together.
I believe each client is unique and different. I use a holistic and integrative style of counseling to provide appropriate treatment based on individual needs that is as unique as they are. I truly enjoy working with each client and integrating important life aspects such as values, morals, religion, culture and support systems. Sometimes clients struggle to identify their most valued aspects and I look forward to helping those clients find it. I strive to provide an open, honest, real, unbiased, confidential and comfortable environment for each client that I see.
When I am not providing counseling services, I am spending time with my husband and two children. I enjoy being active and outside as much as possible. I enjoy sports, fantasy football, fishing, picnics and celebrating each holiday to the fullest.