Lauren Kiser, owner and founder of LK Institute, is extremely passionate about the results clients experience with EMDR Psychotherapy. In fact, her belief in EMDR was the driving force behind her becoming a trainer and developing LK Institute. Lauren has years of leadership experience in substance use and eating disorder treatment programs at all levels of care. She served as the lead research assistant in a Correctional and Forensic Research laboratory where she studied behavioral patterns of offenders with severe and persistent mental illness. Lauren has presented at the EMDRIA annual conference and provides consultation to therapists all over the world. She is energized by equipping therapists to feel confident in their skill set and is known for being an effective teacher. Lauren completed her doctorate degree researching the development of counselor competency. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer, and an Adult Complex PTSD & Dissociation Specialist.