Dr. Lauren Ashbaugh grew up in the Puget Sound area and
attended University of California, Berkeley for her
undergraduate studies in biology. She obtained her Masters
in Education (School Psychology) and Ph.D. in clinical
psychology from the University of Virginia. Lauren
completed her predoctoral internship training at Cambridge
Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. Her post-doctoral
fellowship in Child and Family Forensics at Massachusetts
General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston afforded
her unique training in forensic assessment and intervention
in the Boston Juvenile Court and probate court.  She
worked in hospital-based and school-based settings for six
years in the greater Boston area before new opportunities
brought her and her family back to Washington State.

Lauren has experience providing counseling, therapy,
assessment, and consultation in hospitals, the courts,
schools, outpatient, inpatient, and emergency room
settings with individuals across the lifespan. She believes
strongly in strengths-based approaches that build resilience,
connection, and competency. She has expertise in a wide
range of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Triple P Positive
Parenting Program (for child behavioral modification), and
Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma. She has extensive
experience in working with children, families, and
individuals struggling with issues related to adoption,
traumatic exposure, loss, grief, sexuality, and relationships.  
She also enjoys providing consultation and guidance to
families seeking help and resources in their local school
district and is well-versed in interventions to address
developmental disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, and
mood disorders.

Currently, Lauren contracts as a therapist for OPS part-time
and serves as a school psychologist for Tacoma Public
Schools part-time. She loves spending time with her family,
spending quality time outdoors, and home improvement
projects.


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