Lauren Ruth Martin
Lauren Ruth Martin is a licensed professional counselor (LPC-MHSP) and founder-owner of Novel Counseling, based in Franklin, Tenn., who focuses on counseling overachievers and people pleasers struggling with burnout, anxiety, and depression. Lauren specializes in Radically Open DBT, a treatment specifically tailored for unhelpful perfectionism and overcontrol. She was trained under the treatment founder, Dr. Tom Lynch, who was one of the first to offer this treatment in Tennessee, and was named a Clinician Scholar in 2020. Lauren is a keynote and workshop presenter, discussing overcontrol, burnout, and perfectionism to colleges and companies of all sizes, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Belmont University, Dell, University of Florida and Axios. Her holistic approach to managing burnout addresses the biological causes (biotemperaments) and societal expectations reinforcing it. Her workshops and podcast have been known to give new language to the burnout experience and offer practical strategies to shift the culture.