About Lauren Dorsey, NP

Lauren Dorsey is a board-certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She treats adults at our West End office. She uses a collaborative approach to develop a holistic, personalized treatment plan for each client. Lauren received both her Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Master's degree as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Virginia.

Before joining LifeStance Health, Lauren worked on the adult inpatient psychiatry units at VCU Health. As a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, she trained in a community mental health setting and an outpatient practice serving children, adolescents, and adults. Lauren provides LGBTQ+ competent and affirming care, and has educated healthcare providers regionally on best practices for inclusive care.

Lauren's clinical focus includes mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, as well as anxiety disorders, schizoaffective disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She works to understand the root cause of symptoms to determine the best course of treatment. Lauren believes medication management is just one part of successful psychiatric care, and also encourages therapy, self-care, and the development of coping strategies as important components in achieving well-being.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys gardening, cooking, spending time with family, and exploring all that Richmond has to offer.

Specialties

  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry Consultation
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Development Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Medication Review
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Personality Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Prescription/Refill
  • Psychiatric Medication Review
  • Psychiatry Consultation
  • Psychiatry Follow Up
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Schizophrenia/Psychotic Features
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Worry
  • Locations

    Glen Allen, VA

    5213 Hickory Park Drive, Suite A
    Glen Allen, VA 23059-2617