May 27, 2021
Dr. Lauren Cook is a therapist, speaker, and author. She travels around the country sharing how we can cultivate a life in accordance with our values. Lauren is passionate about bringing mental health to people of all ages, as she recognizes that wellness continues throughout our lives. Lauren integrates positive psychology, gratitude, and neuroscience into her work to inform her evidence-based teachings. She specifically practices third wave tenets (CBT, ACT, and DBT) to help her clients apply mindfulness and cognitive flexibility for intentional living.
Dr. Lauren Cook began her training at UCLA, where she majored in Psychology and Communication Studies. She then earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. It was during this time that Lauren became trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and learned how to help families and couples integrate healthy communication strategies while building greater emotional closeness.
She believes that any person, no matter what symptoms they are experiencing, deserves to live a meaningful and enriching life. Stigma should never get in the way. She connects with Lou Diamond here on Thrive LOUD.