Dr. Lauren Millard, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in eating disorders as well as gender-based trauma. As a woman with personal experience with an eating disorder as well as a survivor of relationship abuse, I believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy relationship with their true self, their body, and food in order to live their lives in an authentic and meaningful way.
Education & Training
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and gender-based violence/trauma (sexual assault, relationship/domestic abuse) in Denver, CO. I completed my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University with the addition of earning my Graduate Women’s Studies Certificate. I completed my doctoral psychology internship at the University of South Carolina followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Denver. I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma since 2012.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Denver Health & Counseling Center
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
Doctoral Psychology Internship, University of South Carolina Counseling & Human Development Center, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, APA Accredited Program
B.S. in Psychology Colorado State University
Approach to Therapy
I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy to help my clients meet their goals and improve their overall sense of well-being. I integrate various therapies into my clinical work. Overall, I believe our functioning is the result of messages, both direct and indirect, we have received in our personal relationships (Interpersonal) as well as our society and culture in which we have been socialized (Feminist). I also embrace mindfulness-based therapies, including DBT and ACT.
I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space to collaborate with my clients in exploring their emotions in a more genuine way in order to develop awareness and insight regarding their functioning and they they want to grow. My hope is that my clients will feel more empowered to function in their environment more effectively and authentically.
I believe the relationship between therapist and client is one that is egalitarian and collaborative. In the therapy room, you will find that my style encompasses genuineness, warmth, direct and honest feedback along with a sense of humor and wit.
I am a proud Colorado native and grew up in the Denver area. I absolutely love living here! In my free time I get the most joy out of spending time with my family, friends, husband and golden retriever, Marley. I also enjoy spending as much time in nature as possible, dabbling in photography, cooking, watching movies, and curling up with a novel to read.