Lauren has over 5 years' experience providing benefits and work incentives counseling for individuals with disabilities, specializing in working with adults and transitioning aged-youth with mental illness, traumatic brain injury, and individuals served through DORS and DDA waivers. Lauren has worked as an Employment Success Advisor for Virginia Commonwealth University and Benefits Counseling Specialist for a non-profit mental health organization in Maryland. She has a B.A. in Psychology, Human Services and will soon graduate with a Master's of Science in Counseling. She is certified as a Maryland Benefits Counselor through the Maryland Department of Disabilities and as a Community Work Incentive Coordinator through the Social Security Administration.