LK Institute has the mission of offering exceptional care to those struggling with complex and difficult issues. Our belief in the power of EMDR Therapy has been the foundation from which we developed our premise that finding freedom is TRULY possible. We specialize in working with clients who have had unsuccessful therapy experiences in the past where they felt like something was missing, or their primary issue did not truly resolve. While we would love to work with every person needing care, we are limited by man power and resources. As a result of this, LK Institute trains therapists from all over the nation to use EMDR Therapy for those suffering with PTSD, Addiction, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, Dissociation, Grief and relational difficulties.

Lauren Day LK Institute Therapist EMDR Counselor

Meet our Clinical Director

Lauren Day Kiser, the Clinical Director and founder of LK Institute, has used her years of experience in various treatment settings to learn what is effective and what is not in the therapeutic arena. She is a firm believer that therapy is not merely about symptom reduction, but about getting to the root of the issue. As a result of dealing with the core issues that we each have, our symptoms by default begin to shift as our inner peace, self-esteem, and internal freedom become the primary condition. Lauren i​s known for treating very complex cases and many therapists pursue the opportunity to study under her knowledge base to find solutions for problems that might seem unsolvable. 

Meet our Director of Operations

Aaron Kiser, our Director of Operations, is passionate about helping clients feel safe and comfortable in the counseling environment. He truly cares about the people we serve and knows how hard it can be to ask for help. His background in psychology makes him the perfect fit for directing you towards services best suited for your needs. Aaron also manages the logistical matters of your appointments, billing, and any other assistance you might need. Our clients well know that if you have a question, Aaron is the guy with the answer.


More than symptom reduction

After years of working with complex cases, we found the best resources we had as therapists were merely attempts at symptom reduction. It was through the discovery of EMD​R Psychotherapy that we began to experience the life changing breath that is available to all who are willing. The reward of journeying with those who have found lasting peace prompted our dedication to provide the best specialized therapeutic services, including the investment our company  has made to train every therapist at LK Institute as an EMDRIA Approved  EMDR Psychotherapist.

What is EMDR?


At LK Institute, our therapists work together to constantly be improving our clinical skills. We utilize each other's knowledge, talents and expertise to always be growing to better serve you. All therapists receive case consultation and training from our Clinical Director who is esteemed as an expert in the field in her areas of interest. Every therapist at LK Institute is trained in EMDR Psychotherapy and receive consultation and collaboration to ensure the best treatment delivery. Our team accepts and supports diversity of all types and has the priority of making our office a safe place, no matter your culture, race, orientation, identity, religion, walk of life, or any struggle you might be experiencing. We also are committed to letting you know when we feel that we are sufficiently specialized for your specific needs, and are honest when we know there is another expert outside of our agency who will be a better fit for you. 




A Family Business 

      Lauren held a strong passion to create a place where therapists could thrive and pursue their clinical interests to become the best advanced therapists possible. She also felt strongly about the results she witnessed from clients participating in EMDR Psychotherapy. She dreamed of creating a facility where people would find therapy that worked to truly resolve underlying core issues, as opposed to just learning how to cope or manage negative experiences and patterns. 

      As Lauren's practice began to grow, she hit an impasse and needed a full time partner to manage operations and practice logistics. Her husband, Aaron, believed in her vision and approached her with an opportunity that would involve tremendous risk. Aaron volunteered to quit his full time job and step into the role of Director of Operations with the goal of helping LK Institute reach more people. Though the learning curve was...steep, Aaron and Lauren complement each other in a phenomenal way and truly make LK Institute possible as each of their skill sets are fostered. 


As a family business, there are a few things that we understand and value as a team at LK Institute. We believe that we must take risk in order to find change and that the root of all success is hard work and dedication. We believe a balanced life with support of friends and family is a priority. We know what it is to create something, grow it, love it and not take what we have for granted. As a family business, we do not see our client's as a number, or just another phone call. We aim to treat each person who walks in our doors as we would want our own loved ones to be treated. We try to be fair and make practice decisions with integrity. We commit to practice our values to the best of our ability as we all learn and grow together.