Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC
Lauren Birks (she/her) received her Master Degree in Social Work from the University of
Michigan in 2017. While completing her MSW she was part of the Master’s International
Program. This was a collaborative program with the Peace Corps, in which Lauren served as a
Youth Development Volunteer in Costa Rica.
For 5 years Lauren worked as a School Social Worker in Hamtramck Public Schools, which
allowed her to work with and support students and families from various ethnic, cultural, and
socioeconomic backgrounds. She provided services to help students improve their executive
functioning skills, positive coping strategies, emotion regulation, as well as, empowering them to
advocate for themselves.
She is a fully licensed clinical social worker. Lauren values being a source of support and
advocacy for youth and young adults as they navigate coping with anxiety, depression, trauma,
and other mood related challenges. She is passionate about working with people of color to
provide a safe space to be authentically themselves.