Dr. Lauren Cook

Dr. Lauren Cook is a licensed clinical psychologist, company consultant, and author that helps teams create and maintain workplaces that seek wellness for every employee. By integrating evidence-based practices with heart, Dr. Lauren will collaborate with you to develop the committed and connected staff your company wants and needs.


  • Burnout Prevention
  • Body Image
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Resiliency
  • Stress Management
  • Women’s Empowerment



Dr. Lauren Cook is a multiculturally minded and social justice oriented clinical psychologist, speaker, company consultant, and author. She travels around the country while also offering virtual and hybrid options to support teams with their retention, morale, and engagement through the lens of mental wellness.

Dr. Lauren is passionate about bringing mental health to people of all ages and identities, particularly in the workplace (including when that’s from home). Dr. Lauren integrates empirically-supported research and neuroscience to inform her evidence-based teachings.


Dr. Lauren is the founder of Heartship Psychological Services that serves clients residing in California. Specializing in anxiety, Dr. Lauren helps individuals and couples work through generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, OCD, relationship struggles, and more. She takes a multiculturally-informed, systems lens that looks at the intersectional identities of a person in the context of their environment. She specifically applies third-wave tenets (CBT, ACT, and DBT) to help teams apply mindfulness, cognitive flexibility, and values-identification for intentional living.

Dr. Lauren Cook began her training at UCLA, where she majored in Psychology and Communication Studies. She then earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. Dr. Cook completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. She is passionate about lessening the stigma associated with mental illness and implements a recovery model and strengths-based approach so that companies can learn how to support those with different needs. Stigma should never get in the way.

Dr. Lauren also created the Name Your Story mental health group training curriculum so that viewers can learn about not only the signs and symptoms of distress, but what they can do about them. This curriculum has been utilized on an individual level as well in groups with several companies, universities and organizations so that thousands of participants can not only foster their own sense of wellbeing but also support their colleagues and classmates as well.

Dr. Lauren Cook currently lives in Pasadena with her husband and her Siamese cat, Mochi.


Generation Anxiety at Work: Supporting Millennial & Generation Z Employees

As the workforce begins to shift from one generation to the next, employers must adapt their practices, policies, and support systems to effectively engage and retain the talents of Millennials and Generation Z employees. One of the key observations made by Dr. Cook is the heightened level of anxiety experienced by younger workers compared to previous generations, which she has dubbed “Generation Anxiety”.

In this program, Dr. Cook delves into the evolving dynamics of the workplace, particularly focusing on the challenges faced by younger generations, and presents tailored resources and support systems to meet the unique needs of Millennials and Generation Z employees. By bridging the generation gap and proactively addressing anxiety-related challenges, organizations can cultivate a more inclusive, productive, and resilient workforce.

  • Understand the unique characteristics and preferences of Millennials and Generation Z employees in the workplace
  • Learn how to best support the mental health and well-being of employees.
  • How to incorporate wellness principles into the work culture and environment
  • How to hold a balanced perspective that integrates dialectical thinking with a both/and rather than either/or approach.
Ideal Audience:

This Program is Perfect For 

  •  ERGs that are seeking to highlight mental health support, particularly regarding how to work through anxiety.

Riding the Waves: How to Stay Afloat in Uncertain Times

Have you ever experienced the relentless onslaught of life’s challenges, feeling overwhelmed as if never-ending waves were tossing you about? Does anxiety grip you, making it a daily struggle to cope mentally, emotionally, and physically? Perhaps it’s the pressure of exams, the complexities of relationships, or the suffocating panic attacks that leave you gasping for relief, leaving you without the chance to catch your breath.

Fear not, for there is hope. In a compelling keynote address, Dr. Lauren Cook imparts invaluable wisdom on confronting uncertain times and navigating the waves of anxiety once and for all. Life’s waters may not always be calm, and we may lack control over our circumstances, but through her guidance, you will learn the art of swimming skillfully, preventing the constant sensation of sinking. Dr. Lauren’s approach encourages us to embrace the tides, flowing with them instead of resisting them, allowing us to access our inner resilience and emerge stronger than ever before.

  • How to incorporate mindful compassion, both for ourselves and others as we wade through the ebbs and flows of life.
  • How to incorporate wellness principles so that you’re building the metaphorical best surfboard to ride on.
  • How to get back up on the board after a tough, emotional wave has knocked us out.
  • How to hold a balanced perspective that integrates dialectical thinking with a both/and rather than either/or approach.
Ideal Audience:

This Program is Perfect For 

  • Teams that are burned out and are grappling with anxiety .
  •  ERGs that are seeking to highlight mental health support, particularly regarding how to work through anxiety.

Name Your Story: How to Talk Openly about Mental Health

Did you know that 70% of people will experience trauma at some point in their lives? We all have a story to tell, especially when it comes to our mental health. As we interact with colleagues, there’s often so much that we don’t know about one another. It’s when we misunderstand each other or jump to conclusions that our teams can get disconnected and our goals fall short. Dr. Lauren guides your team so every member can foster a sense of empowerment for their own story while empathizing with the stories of others.

The Name Your Story program has a three-part signature framework:

Name It: Learn the signs and symptoms of distress, both for yourself and others.

Face It: Understand how to engage support, including the development of conversational skills around wellness in a workplace setting.

Embrace It: Come away with an actionable self-care plan for proactive well-being, both in professional and personal settings.

  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • How to encourage others to name their experience and voice their truth when they feel sadness, distress, or disappointment.
  • Understand how marginalization, discrimination, and systemic oppression contributes to mental health distress and what to do about it.
  • How to prioritize self-care through mindfulness and body awareness.
  • How to harness multiple resources of help from an inclusive lens.
Ideal Audience:

This Program is Perfect For 

  • Managers that want to learn how to better support their staff.
  • Teams that want to take a proactive approach to wellness while creating cultures of open communication around mental health.

Rise to Shine: Building Happier Lives & Organizations

Is your team struggling with morale? Are your members feeling discouraged, defeated, and disconnected? Are you struggling with retention? With Dr. Lauren’s extensive research in the field of positive psychology, she helps companies find intentional purpose without the toxic positivity attached. Bringing a balance of realness with mindful optimism, she helps employees reconnect to their values so that they not only feel a greater sense of meaning in their own lives, but to their company as well. This is a talk that will give your team that major boost as we celebrate the wins, appreciate one another, and get excited for what’s to come. Prepare to catch some major feels.

  • The value of evaluating what genuinely brings meaning in life and how to pursue our purpose on a regular basis.
  • How to effectively set goals and utilize mentorships to achieve them.
  • Develop a daily sense of gratitude that fosters an appreciation for the little wonders in everyday life.
  • The importance of a curiosity and passion to serve the greater community.


Ideal Audience:

This Program is Perfect For 

  • Managers that want to create a culture rooted in positive psychology and not toxic positivity
  • Teams that are struggling with low morale and a lack of community

The Boardroom Brain: The Psychology Behind Success

Have you ever looked at someone thriving in their business and wondered, how did they do it? Have you ever felt like you get in your own way when it comes to excelling on your team?  Dr. Lauren helps you harness your own power by teaching you how to break through social anxiety, ask for help when you need it, and replace demeaning and defeating thoughts with a can-do perspective. Your brain is about to get a major bonus with this talk.

  • How to actively work through social anxiety when it comes to networking, collaborating, and building relationships.
  • Identify how to create and sustain meaningful mentorships that can make the difference.
  • Learn how to reframe unhelpful automatic negative thoughts and shift perspective with intention.
  • Consciously identify how we can create cultures of wellness at work that supports the whole person, not just the employee
Ideal Audience:

This Program is Perfect For 

  • New hires that are seeking to build stronger connections in their team
  • Disconnected groups that are missing out on their tremendous potential

Speaker Resources


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