Meet The Owner & Clinical Director

"What inspired me to create the Trauma-Informed Counseling Center is my passion to help those who have experienced significant and stressful life events."
Dr. Lauren Downey 
EdD, LPCC-S, ACS

Biography

My name is Lauren Downey and I possess a doctorate degree in counselor education and supervision. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor (LPCC-S) and a nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). I have been providing counseling services to individuals in the Bluegrass region for over seven years.  As a mental health counselor, I have worked in various settings that have included intensive in-home, outpatient, and private practice counseling settings. Through these experiences, my passion for counseling individuals who have experienced trauma as well as other mental health disorders grew into the establishment that is known as the Trauma-Informed Counseling Center aka TICC.  

Community Activity

  • Partner of Kentucky Association of Professional African American Women (KAPAAW) and Presenter at KAPAAW's Therapy for Black Girls workshops (2021, 2022)

  • Presenter at the 2021 Black Mental Health Symposium: "The Depths of Community Mental Health: Empowering Black People through Trauma-Informed Counseling"

  • Speaker at the 2022 Black Male Working Academy (BMWA) Conference: "The Real Trauma Our Students Experience in the Classroom"

  • Business Sponsor of "Clarity to Coins" Charity Event, SoulFeast (2021) 

  • Presenter at the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Annual Conference (2022): "Employing Trauma-Informed Andragogy: A phenomenological study of graduate student lived experiences after taking a New Haven’s Cross-Cutting trauma course"

  • Co-Recipient with Dr. Brittany Gentry of the Partners for Youth GrassRoots Grant to support the delivery of a community-based prevention training program: "I.M.P.A.C.T: Implementing Mental health, Psychoeducation and Awareness on Community Trauma"

Media

Dr. Downey presents at 2021 Black Mental Health Symposium
Dr. Downey attends a small business pop-up to raise awareness about trauma-informed therapy.
Dr. Downey presents at 2021 Therapy for Black Girls Workshop hosted by KAPAAW
Dr. Downey, as a business sponsor, attends with colleauges the 2021 Clarity to Coins event, hosted by SoulFeast.
Dr. Downey presents about race-based trauma experienced in the classroom by Black children.
Dr. Downey presents dissertation research, Southern Assoc. of Counselor Edu. & Supervision (SACES)
Dr. Downey speaks at the 2022 BMWA Conference