Meet The Team

Lauren Wolff

Lauren Wolff, LMFT

CEO/Clinical Director


Following four exceptional years as Executive Clinical Director, Lauren Wolff, LMFT was promoted to Co-CEO of Awakenings Treatment Center in January, 2023. Lauren’s leadership in the development of our LGBTQIA+, Gender Specific Trauma and Chronic Pain programs, as well as exceptional management and leadership of our multidisciplinary team, made this promotion a natural progression in her tenure at Awakenings Treatment Center. 

Due to Lauren’s close and thoughtful supervision of our clinical team, as well as her mentorship of all staff, the organization has grown five-fold during the four years of her presence on our team. She provides unsurpassed role modeling for the organization at large, combining the compassion, sophistication and twenty-five years of clinical and administrative experience that forms the foundation for excellence in clinical care. Lauren is a passionate psychotherapist for individuals seeking spiritual and psychological recovery.

A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), she received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute in California. Lauren began her career at LA Shanti in West Hollywood, working with LGBTQ individuals challenged by mental health, addiction, and physical health concerns associated with HIV/AIDS diagnostics.

She later joined a research team at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute, focused on the effects of cognitive remediation on clients with newly diagnosed schizophrenia.

Prior to joining the Awakenings Treatment Center team, Lauren worked in dual diagnosis residential care as a director and clinician for more than a decade. She specializes in trauma and grief work with those challenged by PTSD, addiction, unresolved grief, and shame. 

She believes that support and unrelenting acceptance are critical to the healing of trauma, addiction, and self-harm behaviors. And she focuses on mental health, self-esteem, and coping strategies, while identifying and addressing behavior patterns, such as self-medication, escapism, and isolation. Lauren is passionate about walking with others as they navigate their path toward healing.