Lauren Eskew, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker (SW 16938) who joined Bradenton Counseling Center in September 2021 She currently offers virtual services.
Lauren earned her master of social worker degree (MSW) and bachelor or arts degree in psychology (BA) from the University of South Florida. She completed the Infant Family Mental Health graduate certificate from USF and is trained in Circle of Security-Parenting, a research-based parenting curriculum to help enhance attachment security between parents and children. Lauren has worked as a school social worker and as a mental health therapist in non-profit organizations.
As a Florida native and bilingual (Spanish) communicator, Lauren works with diverse populations, including young children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a variety of mental health challenges, such as depression and anxiety, grief, and life transitions.
Lauren has worked with young parents experiencing perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, victims of domestic violence, and victims of sex-trafficking. Recently, Lauren has helped individuals and families navigate difficulties from the pandemic that have caused increased social anxiety and depression.
Lauren builds rapport with her clients and meets them where they are. In her counseling sessions, she often finds it helpful to use mindfulness, gratitude exercises, expressive arts, and short attainable goals that meet each client’s specific needs.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys being with nature, spending quality time with her family, playing with her two dogs and one cat, and traveling. She loves all animals and believes they bring comfort and relief during times of distress.