Dr. Lauren D. Pitts, EdD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist | Sports Family Therapist
Dr. Lauren D. Pitts is the CEO and Founder of Legacy Counseling & Life Coaching, LLC. Dr. Pitts is a passionate and dedicated Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Life Coach. Legacy Counseling & Life Coaching, LLC was founded for the purpose of helping clients to develop in all areas of their lives: emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually which is paramount to the integrity, health and strength of relationships, mental wellness, personal and professional development, and performance enhancement.
Legacy provides counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups including scholar-athletes and professional athletes in the states of Texas and Delaware. Life Coaching services are provided locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to a culturally and economically diverse clientele virtually and in-person. Dr. Pitts strives to be an integral part of the healing and hope trajectory providing a Solution-Focused approach to individual and relationship wellness while demonstrating clinical excellence via a systemic, strength-based, and holistic lens.
Legacy’s approach underpins Dr. Pitts’ desire to be an integral part of the coordination of services related to mental, behavioral and relationship health, improved performance, and professional development. Legacy and Dr. Pitts’ work strategically positions services provided to be a benefactor to the clients and a greater asset in every facet of the work using an interdisciplinary, multi- specialist, biopsychosocial approach concerning trauma-informed care, performance enhancement, and human development.
A native of Salem, New Jersey – Dr. Pitts is a firsthand witness of the multi-generational, systemic loss and devastation caused to families because of domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, gun violence, poverty, and the overall breakdown of the nuclear family. Dr. Pitts’ tumultuous life serves as a compass guiding her to turn the adversities of her life into steppingstones for others.
Dr. Pitts earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management and a master’s degree in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy each from Drexel University. She earned a bachelor’s in organizational management from HBCU Edward Waters College and an associate degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Johnson & Wales University. Dr. Pitts has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in the areas of clinical excellence, empowerment, education, community activism, social justice, and equality. Dr. Pitts is the host of “HOUSE TALK Pregame” where the show’s focus is on providing powerful, albeit raw life, sports, and mental health information that athletes and their families need to make well-informed athletic and life-transforming decisions!