Lauren Milburn

Dance/Movement and Trauma Therapist

Lauren Milburn, LPC, BC-DMT (she/her) is a Dance/Movement Therapist and Trauma Therapist at Resilience’s Northside location. Lauren completed her Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling MA at Columbia College Chicago with a participatory-action research thesis project exploring relational movement practices for social change and collective embodied resilience.

Lauren’s prior clinical experience providing alternative therapies to a diverse array of individuals seeking care at inpatient psychiatric hospitals has fueled her advocacy efforts towards subverting oppressive tactics of the medical-industrial complex. Her trauma-informed and resilience-oriented counseling approach empowers creative process and integrates polyvagal theory, harm reduction, and nurturance culture.

In sessions with survivors, Lauren engages responsive witnessing to hold space for body liberation through self-compassionate nervous system resourcing, untangling harmful internalized patterns, and harnessing embodied courage to breathe meaning into movement.