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LK Institute has the mission of offering exceptional care to those struggling with complex and difficult issues. Our belief in the power of EMDR Therapy has been the foundation from which we developed our premise that finding freedom is TRULY possible. We specialize in working with clients who have had unsuccessful therapy experiences in the past where they felt like something was missing, or their primary issue did not truly resolve. While we would love to work with every person needing care, we are limited by man power and resources. As a result of this, LK Institute trains therapists from all over the nation to use EMDR Therapy for those suffering with PTSD, Addiction, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, Dissociation, Grief and relational difficulties.


After years of working with complex cases, many of us felt that the best resources we had as therapists were merely attempts at symptom reduction. It was through our experiences with EMD​R Psychotherapy that we began to witness the life changing breath that is available for so many. The reward of journeying with those who have found lasting peace prompted our dedication to provide the best specialized therapeutic services, including the investment our company has made to train every therapist at LK Institute as an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Psychotherapist.

What is EMDR Psychotherapy?

EMDR Psychotherapy was developed by Francine Shapiro and is currently the most empirically supported trauma therapy with copious research illuminating the efficacy of it. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) was originally used primarily for treating psychological effects related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With continued research, it has been discovered to successfully treat a variety of complex issues. The theory informing EMDR relies on the neurobiological tenant that are experiences inform the way we feel about ourselves, others and our world. When painful experiences are not fully processed in the brain, we can feel stuck and find ourselves in recurring painful patterns.  EMDR activates the part of the brain that is responsible for problem solving and reprocesses painful experience while decreasing the negative emotions and thoughts associated with them. Our treatment approach operates from the belief that our abnormal behaviors, thoughts and feelings are an appropriate reaction to painful experiences. EMDR helps to clean out and clear out the painful experiences that cause problems in our current life.



"An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is completely normal"


-Viktor Frankl

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At LK Institute, our therapists work together to constantly improve clinical skills. We utilize each other's knowledge, talents and expertise to always be growing as clinicians. All therapists receive case consultation and training from our Clinical Director who is esteemed as an expert in the field in her areas of interest. Every therapist at LK Institute is trained in EMDR Psychotherapy and receives supervision and collaboration to ensure the best treatment delivery. Our team accepts and supports diversity of all types and has the priority of making our office a safe place. This applies to everyone no matter your culture, race, orientation, identity, religion, walk of life, or any struggle that you might be experiencing. We are honest about our specialities, and also will let you know when we believe there is another expert outside of our agency who will be a better fit for your needs.

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Lauren Day Kiser LK Institute Therapist EMDR Counselor

Meet our Owner

Dr. Lauren Kiser, the CEO and founder of LK Institute, has used her years of experience in various treatment settings to learn what is effective and what is not in the therapeutic arena. She is a firm believer that therapy is not merely about coping, but about getting to the root of the issue. As a result of dealing with the core issues that we each have, our symptoms by default begin to shift as our inner peace, self-esteem, and internal freedom become the primary condition. Lauren i​s known for treating complex cases and many therapists across the nation pursue the opportunity to study under her knowledge base to find solutions for problems that might seem unsolvable. 

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