Lauren Trifunovich is a clinical intern from Northwestern University. She is currently a second-year student pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Psychology at DePaul University and during that time worked in a neuroscience laboratory studying traumatic brain injury and neuroplasticity. She also spent time at Rush University Medical center conducting research around Autism Spectrum Disorder. Outside of counseling, Lauren loves staying active, hiking, and working on computer coding projects.
Lauren’s clinical interests include working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, life adjustments, and grief. She is also interested in working with trauma and relationship conflict. Her approach to counseling includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered therapies. However, she believes that each person is unique and requires different interventions to meet the needs of each individual. As a counselor, Lauren values a collaborative and compassionate relationship between client and therapist in order to promote an individual’s sense of independence and increased quality of life.