Lauren Tanman is a licensed clinical social worker who provides individual counseling with children, adolescents, and their families. She received her masters in social work from North Carolina State University and her B.A. in psychology from St. Mary's College of Maryland. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Lauren has experience in inpatient and outpatient settings which has given her a wide set of skills and knowledge in mental health treatment. She has experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds and understands and applies cultural competence while working with each unique family. She believes in the value of building therapeutic rapport and using the therapeutic relationship as a mechanism for change.
Lauren is trained in many evidenced-based practices including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitivebehavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD, and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT).
She integrates these interventions within a psychodynamic framework to understand the child in the context of their family.
She has extensive experience working particularly with adolescents and guiding them through specific issues within this developmental stage including identity, gender, sexual orientation, individuation, and peer relationships. She has facilitated several DBT skills groups for both adults and adolescents and finds these skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation invaluable for adolescents who are navigating big changes both internally and externally in their social environment.