Lauren Horton is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University. She uses a culturally aware pluralistic approach when helping clients progress towards their therapeutic goals and helping clients increase awareness, harmony and balance in their lives. Lauren uses a variety of techniques from Afrocentric, Attachment, and Solution-Focused theories. Prior to working at GWU, Lauren interned for a local county’s offenders of domestic violence rehabilitation program, where she facilitated group and individual therapy that promoted increased emotional intelligence, healing past traumas, and improved communication between people. Lauren has a serious interest in attachment, resilience, self-compassion, and mental toughness.