Lauren bio

Lauren Lollini, MA, LPC

Admissions Director


Education:
MA, University of Colorado-Denver, Counseling Psychology, 2005
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, English, 1990
Grew Up In:
Chicago
In Wilderness Therapy Since
2003
Areas of Specialty at Open Sky
Admissions, Family Counseling


Lauren grew up in Chicago and received her BA from the University of Wisconsin. She went on to earn an MA in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado, Denver. She has been a licensed professional counselor since 2006. Lauren worked for over a year and a half with Aspen Achievement Academy as a wilderness therapist prior to joining Open Sky as a therapist the first summer in 2006.  Prior to her career in therapy, Lauren worked as a sales and marketing professional.  Lauren’s experience as a wilderness therapist and her time in marketing provides her with a diverse and comprehensive foundation to serve as Open Sky’s Admissions Director.

Before coming to Open Sky, Lauren worked in Denver, Colorado with adolescents involved in the legal system, where she taught a writers’ workshop and helped publish a book of their poems and stories. She believes that a student's long-term success is linked to the extent with which their families are involved in the therapeutic process. Lauren approaches work with students and families collaboratively, taking in the power of the family, staff, student, and other professionals to assist in the growth and success of each young person.

Lauren is known for her attention to detail, extraordinary work ethic, ability to connect with people, and tremendous compassion for the families and professionals she works with daily. In addition to evaluating the appropriateness of student applicants, Lauren also works with marketing and outreach needs and is part owner of Open Sky.

When Lauren is not on the phone assisting families and referring professionals in finding the help they need, she is spending time with her wonderful young daughter.   Lauren is appreciated for her humor, loquaciousness, and skillful ability to play light-hearted practical jokes on friends and family.