About

Lauren Skinner

 believe the most important part of the therapeutic connection is trust and approachability. I am a REAL and down to earth therapist. It so important that we feel comfortable with each other in order to sort through the messy details of your life that you may not feel comfortable in others seeing. I work to create an environment for us to work together that feels safe and comfortable without feeling stuffy or sterile. 

Now for the important (but somewhat boring stuff). I have worked in field of psychology (in one form or another) since 2011. I received my BS in Psychology form The college of Charleston, a MA in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel, and am currently licensed as Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of South Carolina. Although my formal training is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based, I practice in an eclectic style with heavy emphasis on mindfulness pulling for other evidenced based practices including Humanistc Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. In addition to my formal education as a therapist, I am a 200 hr registered yoga instructor. 

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Experience

Trainings, Qualifications, and Experience, 

Education & Certifications

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

The Citadel Graduate College, 2015

Bachelors of Science in Psychology 

College of Charleston, 2011

Licensed Professional Counselor

SC License #7351

Trainings

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Present

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: 2 day Intensive ACT Training

Navigating & Mastering Immigration Evaluations

2019

The Healing Power of Mediation

2019

2019

I may have the training and on paper be the "expert," however I believe you are your best expert. Only you walk in your shoes and have claim to your unique experiences. I use the skills I have acquired through formal education, trainings, occupational opportunities, and real life experience to meet you where you are. With our my expertise combined with your real life experience, I work with you to cultivate a life that feels fulfilling and meets your individual needs.