About Lauren
Lauren Crawford Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997 and earned her LCSW in 1999. Early in her career, she worked with people in all stages of the adoption process, coordinating adoption programs for two family services agencies. She also worked as the children’s program therapist at a residential treatment center called Inner Harbour. While working her day jobs, she began seeing additional private practice clients in 1997. While her foundational training was based in a psychodynamic approach, in her almost two decades of working in psychotherapy, she has found her interests changing and growing. She started uncovering her interest in mindfulness in recent years, and she completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Atlanta Mindfulness Center in 2013. She has training in EFT Tapping, and she is currently taking a yearlong course to become certified to use hypnotherapy in her work.

About Jessica
jessica-smith-bioJessica earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and then a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling, both from Mercer University. She first gained experience in the field of mental health when she took a position in a rural mental health center, where she worked primarily with children and adolescents with severe and persistent behavioral health issues. After several years, she moved on and worked at a couple of community-based mental health centers in the metro-Atlanta area, which provided her with more opportunities to work with more diverse groups of people. In 2010, she decided to open a private practice in the Atlanta area, so she could focus on her specializations. For more information on Jessica’s practice, visit www.serenitycounselingservices.net.

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