Lauren is an associate clinical social worker at Ohana. She is originally from San Diego and has been in Monterey County since 2004. Her educational background is in social and behavioral science, criminal justice, and social work. Lauren’s experience includes preparing legal guardianship documents for relative and kinship caregivers, supporting adults with acute mental illness, and providing therapy to juveniles involved in the justice system. She loves reading, crafting, baking, her kitties, and considers herself a lifelong learner. She is inspired each day by the strength and resilience of our youth in the community.