Dr. Lauren D. Pitts, EdD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist | Sports Family Therapist
Dr. Lauren D. Pitts is a passionate and dedicated Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Sports Family Therapist, and Life Coach providing services to individuals, couples, families, and groups including scholar-athletes and professional athletes; 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. One size does not fit all; contributing to the holistic well-being of individuals in a relationship context promotes increased efficacies for all involved.
Dr. Pitts’ approach underpins her coordination of services related to mental and behavioral health, healthier relationships, improved performance, professional development, and consultation. Dr. Pitts’ work strategically positions her to be a benefactor to her clients and a greater asset in every facet of her work using an interdisciplinary, multi-specialist, biopsychosocial approach concerning trauma-informed care.
Dr. Pitts is highly enthusiastic and adept in helping clients to resolve conflicts, practice healthy behaviors, and overcome personal and professional challenges to promote excellence across all of life’s domains. Dr. Pitts is particularly passionate about being an integral part of a healing and hope trajectory for ethnic minorities. One size does not fit all and contributing to the holistic well-being of individuals and their families requires an understanding of different experiences. 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 stepping stones 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 having hard conversations on topics that are relevant to black and brown communities globally including HBCU families, scholar, and professional athletes and their families. HT Pregame provides powerful, albeit raw life, sports, and mental health information that athletes and their families need to make well-informed athletic and life-transforming decisions!