Lauren C., OTR/L
Lauren is originally from Louisiana but relocated to North Carolina with her husband in 2012. She is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Louisiana, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2008. She worked as a copy editor of the local newspaper, as well as an editorial consultant and clinical research coordinator for the neurosurgery department at LSUHSC-Shreveport up until relocating to NC. It was then that she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in occupational therapy so that she could make a lasting impact on people’s lives.
Lauren attended graduate school at East Carolina University and graduated as a thesis student with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2016. Lauren completed two pediatric graduate fieldwork experiences in outpatient rehabilitation and an acute hospital, where she worked closely with the infant feeding team and NICU follow-up clinic. She has also experience with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, sensory processing disorder, developmental delays, feeding, and orthopedic injury.
Lauren has worked with individuals with a range of physical disabilities in the acute hospital setting at Duke Regional Hospital. Her experience in this setting ranges from working with individuals who have had strokes, seizures, hip/knee/ankle replacements, CABG, COPD, cancer, and general debility.
Lauren is passionate about helping children live their best lives and reach their full potential through participating in occupational therapy in their natural environments. She is enthusiastic to work with the family unit to help support her clients’ goals. As a mother to two, she recognizes the importance of family-centered interventions.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, writing, travel, pilates, and spending time with her loved ones.