Family Conflict Care Staff

Family Conflict Care

Lauren Phillips, M.A., PLPC
(She, Her, Hers)

BOI Program Coordinator, Rooted Facilitator
[email protected]

Lauren Phillips is our program coordinator for the Better Options Initiative programs, New Beginnings and Rooted. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Colorado Christian University.

Lauren has worked as an educator for 4 years, teaching elementary grades in both St. Landry and Lafayette parishes, and is passionate about serving children and young adults. She also has experience in working with children going through the grief process when losing a loved one, or adjusting to parental divorce and/or separation. She has been involved in the Rooted program for 2 years, which serves college-aged students in processing divorce and/or separation from either childhood or currently in their life. Apart from group facilitation, Lauren has clinical experience with working with children, young adults, and adults. Lauren has an eclectic approach to therapy, by incorporating theories from various approaches to serve the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” –Brene Brown