Lauren Roberts | RBT Program Coordinator
Registered Behavior Technician
Lauren Roberts, MS, ALC is a Board Certified Associate Licensed Counselor in the state of Alabama. She has a wide range of clinical training and experience working with individuals and families, as well as facilitating group counseling. Her specific areas of interests and expertise include, but aren’t limited to: Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, trauma, grief, and substance abuse.
Ms. Roberts is trained in ABA therapy, and she is a certified Registered Behavior Technician. She currently works with individuals and families affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Madison Behavior Therapy. She is also an adjunct professor at Calhoun Community College, teaching Developmental Psychology.
Therapeutically, Lauren works from an integrative perspective, utilizing a variety of orientations and therapies according to the client's individual needs. Her approach involves unconditional acceptance and understanding toward each client. She strives to provide clients with a nonjudgmental, safe and supportive environment to help guide them on their personal journey of self-exploration and emotional growth.
Ms. Roberts has a particular passion and extensive experience working with adolescents as they struggle to define their identities, cope with rapid physical, emotional and psychological changes, and adjust to the demands of peers, schools, families and society. When working with adolescents, Lauren’s therapeutic philosophy includes working collaboratively with clients and families as a whole, to provide an optimum level of care. Lauren is also trained in various other relationship issues, including marriage counseling.
Lauren has co-authored research articles and presents research at the Southeastern Psychological Association conference, annually. Her studies and research work have been on a variety of subjects including: Autism, sexuality/gender issues, spirituality/religion, and multiple other subjects. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and Southeastern Psychological Association.
- What did you want to be when you grew up?
The first female president. I've always been very ambitious!
- Favorite Children’s movie?
The Lion King
- Hidden Talent?
Ballet! Danced in the Nutcracker every year growing up.
- Favorite Color?
Turquoise! I'm usually wearing at least one piece of turquoise jewelry every day.
- Favorite Board Game?
Scrabble! I love words!
- If you joined the circus what would your job be?
Trapeze artist! I've always wanted to be able to fly!
- What is the most important part of your therapy session?
Building rapport/pairing with my clients; the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of therapy for me!
- Cheesiest joke you know?
What did the lifeguard say to the hippie? "You're too far out!"
- Favorite comfort food?
- Favorite toy when you were little?
Barbies! My older sister and I would play for hours!
- What is your favorite part of your job?
I love seeing the progress that each client makes! It is truly remarkable to watch them grow!