Lauren Schwartz, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who helps individuals and couples struggling with disability, illness and other changes in their lives.
Dr. Schwartz earned her Ph.D. from the Joint Doctoral Program at University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University. She completed her clinical residency and postdoctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.
Dr. Schwartz’s clinical interests include coping with disability and illness, mindfulness approaches and working with couples. Her research interests include chronic pain, the impact of disability and illness on the family and the relationships between family responses to disability and functioning.
Dr. Schwartz is a clinical associate professor in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She has been on the faculty since 1993.
Dr. Schwartz’s goal is to help patients be at their best despite their challenges.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Schwartz enjoys walking, hiking, yoga, spending time with her daughters and traveling to sunny places.