Lauren Martin Culp is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Monica, California. With colleagues, she co-founded the non-profit Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies under the encouragement of Daniel J. Siegel MD. Lauren served as the president of GAINS (2005-2011) and treasurer (2011-present).
She received her B.A. from UCLA and M.A. from Antioch University. She began intensive training in Interpersonal Neurobiology with Daniel Siegel (2005-). She has trained with some of the leading pioneers in mind-body integration focusing on clinical applications for business and all relationships. She works with many families in the entertainment field and entrepreneurs.
She studied Zen meditation (LA Zen center and UCLA 1980-) and then Tibetan practices (1989-). She incorporates an IPNB framework, mindfulness practices, holistic wellness, and applications of the Polyvagal Theory (Porges) into her work with individuals and families. Lauren is a California state trained problem gambling specialist 1800-GAMBLER.
Lauren was professionally trained in holistic health, natural supplements, body-mind therapies. She attended the Institute of Psych-Structural Balancing where she studied integrative bodywork and acupressure as well as cranial sacral techniques and had a boutique exclusive bodywork practice.
She is a certified birth and postpartum doula. She was a school counselor and a teacher of all levels including special education including spectrum and all kinds of minds. She is a member of the California Teacher Association.
She is a published author in books, journals, newspapers, and professional publications locally and internationally. She has been a guest speaker in media as well as local and state sponsored conferences. Her creative pursuits include having worked as a filmmaker, actress, and model in the entertainment industry and as a professional artist and cartoonist.