Lauren Whittle, Psy.D.
Dr. Whittle provides psychological assessment for school-age children and adults related to differential diagnosis, attention, learning, memory, and neurodevelopment. Although passionate about working with the full range of human experience, Dr. Whittle specializes in delivering therapeutic intervention to older adolescent and adult populations. She works in collaboration with her clients to develop individualized plans for addressing a range of concerns including navigating life transitions, relationship and interpersonal issues, trauma and distress, grief and bereavement, depression, and anxiety.
Dr. Whittle adopts a relational and engaging therapeutic style that helps clients deepen self-understanding. Developing new modes of thinking, feeling, and acting that allows for a more connected and fulfilling life. She utilizes an integrative framework that incorporates elements of positive psychology and insight-oriented therapy, in conjunction with evidenced-based interventions (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy).
She is licensed in both North and South Carolina, so she is able to provide teletherapy to residents of both states.
- Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from William James College
- Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Roger Williams University
- Master’s Degree Professional Psychology from William James College
- B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies from Rhode Island College
- Specialized training in Child and Family Resiliency Studies
- Previous research experience focused on physician-assisted suicide and palliative care, juvenile competence to stand trial, mental health and substance abuse recovery in community settings, and early language development
- Experience working across a variety of setting and contexts including inpatient, intensive-outpatient and emergency room hospital care, home-based intervention, applied behavioral analysis, university counseling, and private practic
Areas of Expertise
- Adjustment Issues
- Autism Spectrum
- Behavior Problems
- Co-Existing Disorders / Dual Diagnosis
- Family Relationships
- Geriatric Psychology
- Grief / Bereavement
- Identity Exploration
- Life Transitions
- Mood Disorders
- Relationship concerns
- Social Anxiety