Lauren Brakebill, MA
Adolescents and Adults
Body Image/Eating Disorders
Lauren is a counselor in supervision working toward licensure. In her undergraduate studies at Berry College, Lauren sensed a calling towards a helping profession. After three years working at UT Medical Center, her desire to help others led her to Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida where she obtained a Master of Arts degree in counseling. Believing that the people in our lives impact us the most, she is trained in a relational model of counseling that integrates various counseling theories, which allows her to cater to each client's specific needs.
Through her own experiences in counseling and in counseling others, she has come to believe that hope, redemption, and restoration can be cultivated from every single story of pain and brokenness. Acknowledging that there are many things in this broken world that impede us from being who we are created to be, Lauren believes it is her job as your counselor to help you move towards wholeness and freedom.
Lauren is experienced in working with clients in all stages of life, including adults, couples, and adolescents. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, body image, eating disorders, codependency, self-harm, guilt, shame, spirituality, and relational conflict.
Born and raised in Knoxville, Lauren is an advocate of soaking in the city she calls home. She loves to be active and truly believes in the connection between mind, body, and soul, a belief that is reflected in her counseling. Lauren is convinced of the power of beauty and the relationship between creation and the soul. This conviction is not only integrated into her counseling, but also into her personal life, as she and her husband Chris enjoy undertaking home projects and trying new recipes.