Lauren Villanueva is an Associate Clinical Social Worker, born and raised in New York City. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Deviant Behavior and Social Control from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Social Work from Adelphi University. Lauren has 10 years of experience working in healthcare with complex populations suffering from a wide range of physical and mental health diagnosis. Her experience also includes treating post-traumatic stress disorder, postpartum depression, trauma, anxiety, and comorbid conditions. Lauren’s extensive experience have allowed her to have excellent skills in de-escalating crisis situations. She has also gained various experience working with domestic violence victims, in correctional and mental health facilities, as well as with foster care youth.