Lauren BaxleY, PhD, LMFT

Lauren Baxley, PhD, LMFT

Welcome Dr. Lauren Baxley to the MFT Program!

Dr. Lauren Baxley recently joined Child & Family Studies as a Clinical Instructor and Marriage & Family Therapy Field Placement Coordinator. Her new responsibilities include assisting with the development of the new marriage and family therapy program, as well as teaching in the current Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program. She will also be coordinating future field placements for the new marriage and family therapy program.

Lauren received her master's degree from Nova Southeastern University in marriage and family therapy. Then she received her doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Florida State University. Prior to coming to USF, she was working in outpatient mental health as a marriage and family therapist at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. She is extremely passionate about the field of marriage and family therapy and has always wanted to pursue a career in higher education, so when this opportunity arose she couldn't pass it up.