Admissions Director // Behavior Therapist


Lauren is the Admissions Director at McLean OCD Institute // Houston. She works closely with potential patients and their families to assist them in the admissions process and helps them to find the best program and level of care for their needs. Lauren is also a Behavior Therapist at McLean OCD Institute // Houston and enjoys working collaboratively with her patients to help them achieve their goals. Her clinical interests focus on evidence-based treatments for OCD, anxiety, and anxiety-related disorders. Prior to serving as Admissions Director, Lauren was the Milieu Manager for McLean OCD Institute // Houston’s residential building, where she oversaw the daily operations and managed our team of Residential Counselors. Lauren is originally from Nashville, TN and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies from The University of Tennessee. She then received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Houston – Clear Lake.


Expertise/Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • OC-spectrum disorders

  • Anxiety disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, and Panic Disorder

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Exposure and Response Prevention


Education and Internships:


  • M.A. – Clinical Psychology, University of Houston – Clear Lake, 2014
  • B.A. – Psychology; Minor in Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee, 2011


  • University of Houston – Clear Lake Psychological Services Clinic, 2013-2014


Licensure and Certifications:


  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, 2017; License number: 73863