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Lauren Day, LK INSTITUTE

Lauren Day, MS, LPC, CEDS


EXPERTISE & STORY

The LK INSTITUTE offers specialized therapeutic training and consultation from Lauren Day. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, substance use disorders, and EMDR Therapy. Lauren obtained a BA in Psychology at Texas Tech University where she operat​ed as the lead research assistant in a Forensic and Correctional Research Lab. She interviewed male offenders incarcerated in maximum security prisons that suffered with severe and persistent mental illness. Lauren obtained her Masters degree from Lubbock Christian University and received the second highest score on the national comprehensive exam, well distinguished among her peers. She has many years experience treating patients suffering with chemical dependency at the Residential and outpatient level. She developed an eating disorder program to treat patients suffering with co-occurring substance use disorders. She has also held the role of Clinical Director at eating disorder facilities at all levels of care (Inpatient, Residential, Part​ial Hospitalization Program, and Intensive Outpatient). Lauren currently is completing her doctorate degree in counselor education as her primary passion is helping therapists become competent and confident in their clinical skills, especially when working with such complex issues. Lauren is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (TX), a Licensed Professional Counselor (AZ & TX), a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.


EMDR Basic Training facilitated by Lauren Day is under the consultation of Dalene Forester, PhD, LMFT, CEDS, EMDRIA President 2016. Lauren is an Advanced Education Institute Trainer. For more information about the Advanced Education Institute, please visit www.aei4you.net

Lauren Day, LK INSTITUTE

Clint Cooper, LMFT


EXPERTISE & STORY

Having acquired a BS in Psychology at High Point University and a Master’s degree in Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine, Clint has worked with populations across the lifespan including children, teens, adults, and seniors. He completed training as an EMDR therapist in 2018 and has demonstrated strong competence in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Throughout his career, he has served at inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, outpatient, and community settings.

Clint has continued to serve as a research associate throughout his education and career and is an active member of a research team focusing on obesity and health disparities. His work has been published in esteemed peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy on behalf of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, and The Qualitative Report and has been presented at the Binge Eating Disorder Association & National Eating Disorders Association conference in 2017. Additionally, Clint has led professional lectures, appeared in podcast series and assisted with Wellness programming for organizations and the public regarding the intersection of health and mental health. In his career, he has held positions as a therapist working with patients on issues surrounding relationships, family conflict, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, eating disorders, trauma, and sexuality.