“Therapy doesn’t have to suck!”

Lauren “Lilly” Martin


RO-DBT Intensively Trained

Lauren Ruth Martin, LPC-MHSP

Adolescent & Depression Specialist

Lauren Ruth Martin is a breath of fresh air. She is a favorite of multiple clients, both adolescent and adult, and believes therapy should be anything but boring. Lauren practices from the philosophy that feeling "stuck" is actually good news because it is a signal that something needs to change. Her approachable demeanor makes it easy to open up and her non-judgmental stance eliminates shame. Around the office, "Lilly" is always the one who makes us smile. She never gives up on her clients and she has a way of always being able to see both sides of a situation. She loves, loves to help clients with severe and pervasive depression.

Lauren has completed two intensive trainings for Radically-Open DBT (RO-DBT), a specialized treatment for Chronic Depression, Anorexia-Nervosa, and disorders of Over-Control (OC) . Radically-Open DBT promotes openness, flexibility, and direct communication. Lauren has shown proficiency working with depression, anxiety, phase of life issues, codependency, self-harm, suicidality, and self-esteem issues. Lauren practices DBT and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to fidelity, specializing in Adolescents. Lauren received her Masters Degree in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University, and completed her internship hours at Father Ryan High School's Personal Counseling Department. Lauren is a guest-lecturer for the UT School of Social Work and on-call consultant for Belmont University’s Counseling Department.

Lauren loves getting around town from soccer games to up-and-coming restaurants. She may or may not have an obsession with anything Bravo (proficient in Pump Rules and Real Housewives). Lauren believes in practicing "Alternate Rebellion" (a DBT Skill) by wearing Aztec print in direct violation of the PSYCHē dress code.