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Lauren Smith | MA

Child Therapist & Play Therapist

Many parents find that connecting with their children can be difficult.  This can be particularly true when children face challenges they find difficult to express verbally, such as trauma, anger, attention difficulties, anxiety, and depression.  

It’s so disheartening to know your child is struggling without fully understanding why.

As a former elementary school teacher, and now, a child therapist, I understand the complexities of a child’s social, emotional, and behavioral worlds and the ways in which they impact each other.

I help children process traumatic experiences, gain healthier coping tools, increase focus and academic success in school, and gain confidence interacting with peers, all through the healing process of play therapy.  

My goal is to create a resilient foundation for a thriving parent-child relationship.  

Call me today to receive the support you need to help your child heal.

(855) 543-7687 x708 or e-mail me: Lauren {at}

Academic Background

Psy. D. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL – expected 2020

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

B.S. Psychology, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN

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