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By We Level Up | Editor Yamilla Francese | Clinically Reviewed By Lauren Barry, LMFT, MCAP, QS, Director of Quality Assurance | Editorial Policy | Research Policy | Last Updated: October 6, 2022

About Lauren Barry, LMFT, MCAP, QS, Director of Quality Assurance

As Director of Clinical Services and Quality Assurance, Lauren is responsible for overseeing, directing, and supervising all clinical departments. Lauren guides our team of clinicians on best practices and provides the highest quality therapeutic care for our clients.

Moreover, Ms. Barry assists, reviews, and helps direct the We Level Up treatment centers written website content. She reviews select website content for proper context, accuracy, relevancy, and authority including research and citations mentioned.

In addition, Lauren works tirelessly on developing new and innovative clinical programs and approaches in the hopes of maximizing our ability to help our clients. Since starting her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in 2013, Lauren has been passionate about helping individuals and families afflicted by the disease of addiction.

Lauren has held several roles within substance abuse and mental health medical practices, from primary therapist to Clinical Director and beyond. Lauren holds a Master’s degree in Family therapy, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida, as well as is a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional. In addition to her passion for helping clients, Lauren is extremely motivated and dedicated to helping her team become the best versions of themselves and developing their professional skills. Lauren displays great leadership skills and her mission is to inspire, empower and motivate those around her. 

Personal statement: I believe that every client is an expert in their own lives and I want to create a collaborative environment with you to help you work through difficult life transitions. I will walk beside you, providing a non-judgmental, warm and safe space to explore these moments in life. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Gottman Method Levels 1 & 2 trained therapist specializing in treating couples. In addition, I have several years of experience helping couples, families, and individuals navigate issues such as family conflict, self-esteem, mental health concerns, unresolved trauma, and substance use issues.

Lauren helps guide the We Level Up editorial team and the content we write.

Learn more about the We Level Up editorial team and content policies here.

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The We Level Up mental health and addiction centers network aims to drive long-term recovery success outcomes for those who struggle with substance abuse depression and other health conditions. Our writers, clinicians, and specialists work hard to educate and provide easy access to factual content and materials about treatment options, and the substance and alcohol abuse recovery process. We post content that is researched, cited, edited, and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. Our content is not intended to be used in place of or as a substitute for the advice of your qualified healthcare provider.

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