Lauren Batson, PhD
Licensed Psychologist & Pediatric Neuropsychologist
I have 20+ years of experience providing psychological assessments in a variety of clinical settings with a range of clients. After moving to Greenville in 2004, I initially worked in a large hospital setting and subsequently within a community non-profit organization before transitioning to private practice. The opportunity to provide truly individualized, comprehensive assessments was what drew me to the private practice setting. I am especially enthusiastic about being part of a talented team of clinicians that allows for frequent consultation and collaboration.
After graduating from a small liberal arts school in Birmingham, Alabama, I completed my doctoral training at The University of Alabama, earning a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child Clinical Psychology. I completed an APA-approved Internship through Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas prior to the completion of a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. I have worked in a range of settings to provide comprehensive psychological assessments to preschool through adult clients addressing concerns regarding development and learning as well as behavioral, emotional, and social functioning. I also have experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of complex medical needs.
I truly enjoy the assessment process, including the interpersonal piece of working with the clients and their families, as well as the more systematic components of gathering and analyzing quantitative and subjective data. My goal is to create an overall picture of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses to explain the reasons the individual may be struggling in certain areas and to illuminate paths forward. Along with enjoying the process of assessment, I find working with clients to be incredibly rewarding, recognizing that seeking a comprehensive assessment is often a big step for an individual and/or family.
In addition to my professional training in the field of psychology, I credit my personal life experiences, including my role as a single mom, with refining my clinical skills. I’m practical by nature and strive to be realistic in my recommendations following an assessment. Outside of the office, you can often find me soaking up the sunshine on the sidelines of the soccer field, cycling the Swamp Rabbit Trail, or walking our family’s furry, 4-legged member in the neighborhood.