Lauren Milburn

Dance/Movement and Trauma Therapist


Lauren Milburn, MA, R-DMT (she/her/hers) is a Dance/Movement Therapist and Trauma Therapist at Resilience’s Northside location. Lauren completed her Individualized Study BA at New York University and her Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling MA at Columbia College Chicago. Her participatory-action research thesis project explored relational movement practices for social change.

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 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—resourcing soma sanctuary, untangling harmful internalized patterns, and harnessing embodied courage to breathe meaning into movement making.