Lauren Brenner, PhD

Dr. Lauren Brenner is a licensed clinical psychologist at Home Base. Dr. Brenner completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and received her MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She has completed graduate-level training with Veteran populations in the Chicagoland and Boston area. She completed her doctoral internship specializing in Dual Diagnosis presentations (PTSD-SUD) at the VA Boston Healthcare System, with additional rotations in the General Mental Health Clinic and Urgent Care Clinic. Dr. Brenner completed a 2-year, post-doctoral fellowship at the Home Base Program.

Dr. Brenner has received training in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, as well as co-occurring substance use, mood, and anxiety disorders, including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, and Seeking Safety. She has extensive training and experience in provision of evidence-based group, and individual treatment with military populations, and has a specialized interest in psychodiagnostic assessment and evaluation. Dr. Brenner has conducted research in the field of intimate partner violence. She has additional research interests in dissemination and implementation of empirically supported treatments and assessment of treatment effectiveness, and has worked on a national study aimed at assisting Veterans in gaining employment.