Lauren Hurd is our Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who is a caring individual and passionate about helping others. Both personally and professionally, she believes in the value of holistic practice and personal growth. This guides her approach to counseling through addressing the person as a whole. Her approach is further guided by her belief in the important connection between our thoughts, behaviors, ourselves and our relationships. It is her belief that through holistically targeting our goals and needs, we can achieve higher levels of health, happiness, and wellness.
Although various experiences contribute to Lauren’s counseling methods and beliefs, much of her practice today is influenced by her higher education. Born and raised in the Midwest, Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude as a double major in Psychology and Business Marketing. Lauren then continued her education and personal growth after moving to Florida, graduating with high honors in her Master’s degree in Counselor Education for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida.
Through her years of graduate and post-graduate work, she has had the privilege of gaining a wide range of experience providing individual and group counseling to adults. Lauren has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, in-home, residential, outpatient, and private practice. Although Lauren has worked with several types of life challenges, her areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, stress management, communication issues, self-esteem, boundaries, coping skills, life balance, and self-development. Click here for more information about Centered Wellness areas of expertise.
Now, as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for Centered Wellness with an ongoing commitment to providing quality care, she welcomes ongoing professional growth as she expands her skills in Life Coaching and Nutrition. In addition to Lauren’s professional commitments, she enjoys spending her free time playing with her puppy, enjoying the great outdoors, traveling with her husband and friends, and staying healthy through exercise, mindfulness, and healthy eating.