LAUREN BEEM, LMSW
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Therapist
Lauren Beem, LMSW is dedicated to delivering evidence-based therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families and brings a natural gift of kindness, compassion, and understanding to her work. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Princeton University and her Master of Science in Social Work at Columbia University.
Lauren is a Nashville native but has extensive international research and clinical experience. She has worked in various research labs in the United States and abroad to develop evidence-based interventions for families experiencing stress (including depression, anxiety, trauma, parent/child interactions, chronic health conditions, acute illness and loss). Lauren has worked in the Vanderbilt University Psychology and Human Development Department Stress and Coping Lab, University of Queensland Triple P Program Parenting and Family Support Centre (Brisbane Australia), The University of New South Wales Parent and Child Research Clinic (Sydney, Australia), and the VA New York Harbour Healthcare System (New York, NY). Lauren has additional clinical experience in the school system, having worked in school-based settings in London, UK; Sydney, Australia; and Palo Alto, CA. She has worked with health issues, illness and loss when working with the trauma and oncology teams at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY.
Lauren is committed to using evidence-based treatment approaches within a strengths-based perspective and works from a foundation based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is trained and skilled in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1). She is also a certified therapist and Level 1 trainer in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidence-based treatment for young children, ages 2 to 7 years-old, with emotional and behavioral problems that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. Her experience working with University of New South Wales to adapt PCIT to target the unique deficits of children with callous-unemotional/limited pro-social traits and aggressive behaviors in Sydney’s school system has enhanced the team’s skills in supporting children with challenging behaviors. In addition to providing PCIT for children ages 2-7 and their families, Lauren co-leads DBT multi-family groups with the NCFWC DBT team and is skilled in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and adjustment to life transitions and stressors in adolescents and adults.