Dr. Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of mood, anxiety and bipolar disorders in children and adults. She began her studies in the field at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Subsequently, she earned her doctoral degree from Fordham University in New York, where she received extensive training in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Prior to opening The Mind Spa centers, Dr. Lauren was the Director of Behavioral Services at Noyes Children's Center in Rockville, MD.
Complementing her work with children and familes, Dr. Lauren also has experience providing psychological services to adults struggling with depressive, bipolar, and anxiety disorders, as well as marital/couples relationship issues. She has appeared on local morning talk shows, such as Fox 4's Morning Blend, to offer her expertise on everything from dating and relationships to living with chronic illness.
Throughout her professional career of more than 15 years, she has provided both therapy and testing services to young and old clients and informed treatment plans for a variety of diagnostic outcomes (e.g., learning disorders, competency evaluations, TBI, gifted and talented classification, executive functioning challenges, etc.). Dr. Lauren has delivered such services in a variety of treatment settings (e.g., schools, hospitals, nursing homes, residential facilities, etc.) and has worked with various high-profile government officials, directors and chief officers, as well as with local health care providers and their children. Therefore, not only does Dr. Lauren have a firm grasp of the human condition, but she understands the important roles that accurate assessment and diagnosis play in effectively resolving academic, emotional and medical complications.
Contact her today to schedule an appointment at her Naples office or wherever you or a loved one may require her assistance.
Dr. Lauren K. Mason
In 2006, Dr. Lauren opened the very first Mind Spa location in Bethesda, Maryland, where effective psychotherapy, mental fitness training, consultation, and psychological testing have been provided for more than ten years. This full range of psychological services has always been delivered in the spirit of helping children and adults achieve optimal levels of mental fitness through increasing self-awareness and providing them with tools to make the changes in their lives that they desire. Since then, The Mind Spa has expanded to the Alabama Gulf Coast, and most recently to Southwest Florida. Now, Dr. Lauren dedicates SpAcuity, the newest Mind Spa center exclusively to psychological assessment.
By narrowing the focus of the SpAcuity center, Dr. Lauren can offer an even wider array of testing services to the Naples and Southwest Florida communities. Psychological testing is now utilized by so many different professionals (e.g., neurologists who may be tracking the treatment and/or progression of dementia, tutors and teachers devising an educational curriculum, personal injury attorneys seeking the most appropriate services and compensation for their clients, etc.), and SpAcuity aims to be the number one resource for quality assessments that are informative, thorough, and intelligible. At SpAcuity, adults and children of all ages can gain a better understanding of how they perceive and interact with their environments and learn the most effective methods for maximizing their potential. Contact Dr. Lauren today!