Lauren Passoff is a LCSW who has been practicing in the field of Social Work since 2006. From a young age, Lauren always felt an innate calling and passion for helping others. She expressed always having possessed empathy for other people’s life experiences and wanted to find a way to incorporate this into her life’s work. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University.
Since her completion of her MSW degree, Lauren has held a variety of positions within the field of Social Work, both on the micro and macro levels. One of her passions for this field is the ability to be creative and continuously grow and expand in the in the ways we can exercise our influences as social workers. Historically, Lauren has been a top-performing Licensed Clinical Social Worker and executive leader with a track record of success providing care services from early childhood to end of life care clinically, in direct service as an LCSW, and as a competent administrator across non-profit and private sector spaces, driving and developing quality programs for success, servicing the largest possible pool of clients. Her extensive experience in social work and MBA education translates to a broad range of skills directing operations, building high-performing teams, developing leaders, growing business, assessing processes for continual improvement, ensuring compliance, and achieving goals. Lauren is a cross-functional leader, cultivating collaboration and building internal and external partnerships to enhance performance. She possesses an exceptional ability to assess processes, develop action plans, and execute to produce positive outcomes. Lauren encompasses a thorough understanding of group and individual dynamics combine with strong interpersonal communication skills resulting in overall organizational success.
In direct clinical practice, Lauren focuses on evidence-based practices to guide her approach to treatment. This includes, but is not limited to Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis. Lauren has significant experience working with children and families that have been involved in the child welfare system, and clients with complex needs ranging from mental health support, educational advocacy, medical advocacy and literacy training, support with special needs and disabilities, domestic violence, and family conflict.
Lauren strongly believes that seeking mental health counseling or life coaching is not a sign that you’re weak or “crazy.” It means that you or someone close to you notices that there are significant changes in your thinking, behavior and lifestyle, and it may warrant the advisement and guidance of a professional. Effective therapy is about a number of things: experience, expertise, a clear diagnosis, concise goals, and the knowledge and the tools to effectively navigate difficult life issues. It’s also about possessing a genuine concern for the patient and their pain. Lauren strives to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern and action to the counseling process, in order to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing.
International Society of Female Professionals Member Lauren Passoff can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.
Current Professional Endeavors:
Lauren Passoff has recently joined a Wings of the Future Consulting Private Practice as a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. She is thrilled to join Founder and CEO, Krystal Boothe, LCSW on this future endeavor.
Krystal Boothe, owner of Wings of the Future, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been in the Mental Health field for over 10 years and there is nothing that she finds more rewarding in her career then using her expertise to help people identify and overcome trauma from childhood. She believes it is this trauma that has impacted so many people’s lives and has found it to be the primary reason for emotional dysregulation in many of my patients.
The Mission of Wings of the Future is to facilitate the healing process of marginalized families from trauma so that they can emerge into functional family systems. Their mission is carried out by psycho-educating our families about the correlation between attachment trauma, domestic violence, addiction, mental health, and dysfunctional family relationships. They specifically accomplish our mission by providing various culturally specific parenting groups, psychotherapy groups, individual psychotherapy/ counseling, couples and family therapy, consultations as well as trauma groups and workshops in the community.