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Lauren Rich received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oklahoma, and a Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas. She also holds a certification from the National Association of Forensic Counselors as a Clinically Certified Sex Offender Therapist and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate. Ms. Rich currently works with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Eastern Oklahoma as a PTSD Psychotherapist where she interviews Veterans and families to establish facts as part of a comprehensive psychosocial assessment and treatment. Her specialty areas of training include:

* Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain
* Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
* Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD

Ms. Rich's proficiency with Veterans of combat trauma and those in Federal law enforcement is evidenced by client testimonials. She uses these same techniques on her passion, the prevention of sexual abuse, which extends into helping those who are convicted sex offenders and those who are "non-offending pedophiles."

Litigation Support - Lauren Rich provides civil and criminal expert witness services for cases involving mental health diagnoses. She evaluates and assesses clients who are in all phases of the legal system. Ms. Rich helps clients create a better defense, know when to take a plea deal, and advocate for the best interest of your client. Ms. Rich will guide clients through the latest research on mental health, sex addiction, available therapies, and other ongoing treatment options. Her trial consultation services enable courts and juries to make better-informed decisions by cutting through professional jargon and legalese to persuasively engage the audience.

Areas of Expertise:
* Child Custody Evaluations
* Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations
* Fitness for Parenting Evaluation
* Psychosexual Evaluations
* Pre-Surgical Evaluations
* Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
* Sexual Addictions
* Chronic Pain