Lauren S. Marx, Ph.D. is an Atlanta native who attended Duke University for her undergraduate studies. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Emory University, conducting research developing and assessing mindfulness-based interventions for eating disorders. Dr. Marx completed her pre-doctoral internship with the Emory University Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP), where she worked primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults presenting with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and problems with self-harm and suicidality. After internship, Dr. Marx was a post-doctoral fellow at the Georgia Tech Counseling Center, providing therapy and assessment services to undergraduate and graduate students.
Throughout her training, Dr. Marx was always most passionate about clinical work. She specializes in providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, and eating or weight concerns. Dr. Marx also enjoys working with individuals with broader difficulties regulating their emotions and behavior, as well as individuals struggling with interpersonal problems or difficult life situations. In therapy, she particularly focuses on building a strong relationship with her patients and their families. Skills training is another emphasis of her work, so that patients can make immediate changes and also acquire skills to use long after therapy ends. Dr. Marx draws heavily from cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT helps individuals develop skills in the following areas: emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. In addition to therapy, Dr. Marx has expertise in conducting psychological and psychoeducational assessments for individuals with emotional and behavioral concerns, attention and hyperactivity/impulsivity problems, and learning difficulties.
In her free time, Dr. Marx enjoys connecting with friends and family, spending time outdoors, traveling, reading, playing tennis, fitness classes, and practicing mindfulness. She prioritizes her own self-care, as well as helping patients find their own unique ways of taking care of themselves.