Group Facilitators 

Brene Brown Daring Way Facilitator Karmen Adkins

Karmen Adkins Neal, LPC-S, CDWF

Certified Daring Way Facilitator

Karmen specializes in treatment of substance use disorders and mood disorders. Karmen uses EMDR Therapy in combination with shame resiliency techniques influenced by Dr. Brené Brown to help you become the person that you want to be. She has experience working with complex and chronic issues in various treatment capacities. Her experience as Clinical Director for 8 years, at various levels of care, informs her clinical competence and expertise. 

As a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, Karmen helps to explore courage, shame, vulnerability and authenticity as well as identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. She is highly esteemed by her colleagues and frequently called up to supervise and train other therapists in the skill and art of psychotherapy. Karmen believes in helping you find your true self, and be your best self through the pain and victories.

Lauren Day EMDR Counselor Trauma Therapy


LK Institute Host & Co-Facilitator

Lauren specializes in the treatment of trauma, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. She has many years experience treating complex issues in the inpatient, residential, PHP & outpatient level of care. Lauren is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Certified EMDR Therapist. She utilizes EMDR therapy to treat trauma, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders, along with other life issues interfering with one's well being.

Lauren obtained a BA in Psychology at Texas Tech University where she was the lead research assistant in a Correctional Research Lab. She interviewed incarcerated offenders suffering with severe mental illness. Lauren obtained her MS from Lubbock Christian University and received the second highest score on the national comprehensive exam.

She developed an eating disorder program for those suffering with co-occurring substance use disorders. She has held the role of Clinical Director at treatment facilities (Inpatient, Residential, PHP, and IOP). Lauren is completing her doctorate degree focusing on addictive disorders and therapist's competency to treat eating disorders.