Lauren Fox, Ph.D.

About Dr. Fox

Dr. Lauren Fox is a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about working with individuals who are struggling to balance their physical and their mental health. This includes adjusting to the psychosocial demands of a significant medical diagnosis, developing and pursuing lifestyle changes to maximize well being, and managing chronic medical illnesses that may be exacerbated by mental, emotional, and social challenges. She is primarily grounded in a cognitive behavioral approach and is formally trained in a number of evidence based practices including CBT for insomnia, headaches, and chronic pain; interpersonal psychotherapy; behavioral activation; mindfulness-based therapies; and prolonged exposure/cognitive processing therapy. Dr. Fox has also consistently provided psychological evaluations for medical settings, including bariatrics, solid organ transplant, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) initiation, gender affirming care, and spinal cord stimulator trial.

Dr. Fox highly values respect, patient autonomy, and independence and looks forward to collaboratively creating a treatment environment which fits each individual. She understands that managing your health means understanding the whole person, rather than a set of symptoms or diagnoses. She looks forward to collaborating with you to meet your goals and strengthen your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

Areas of Expertise and Treatment Modalities

  • Anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, illness anxiety, panic)
  • Depression
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic medical illness and Adjustment to illness
  • Health behavior change (eg. weight management, tobacco cessation)
  • Aging
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Traumatic and acquired brain injury (eg. TBI, Parkinson's, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis [MS])
  • Minority/Cultural/Identity Issues
  • Women's Issues (eg. postpartum depression/anxiety)
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Dr. Fox’s therapy treatment modalities include:

  • Individual Therapy for ages 18+
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)
  • CBT for Headaches and Chronic Pain
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Behavior Modification
  • Interpersonal Process Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Sex-Positive Therapy


Dr. Fox received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she engaged in research focused on individual health behaviors, interpersonal relationships, chronic pain, and substance use across the lifespan. She completed her predoctoral internship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University as a Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology Resident. She also completed a Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship with the VA Maryland Healthcare System in HIV/Liver Disease. She is currently a medical health psychologist with The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital. She is licensed by the Board of Examiners of the State of Maryland as a clinical psychologist, license number 07149.