Lauren H. Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Carter grew up in Columbia, S.C. and was a nationally-ranked hurdler, which set the stage for her appreciation of mind-body wellness. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wofford College (S.C.) and her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Florida State University. Dr. Carter completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at MUSC. Following the fellowship, she joined the faculty at MUSC where she specializes in the intersection of physical and mental health and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care. Dr. Carter has helped establish grant-funded multidisciplinary, integrated clinics in a variety of populations at MUSC to make care more accessible to patients. She has published on the development of these clinics in peer reviewed journals and presented at regional and national conferences. In addition to clinical care and research, Dr. Carter is heavily engaged in resident education and training, for which she has been recognized for her outstanding impact on training. Dr. Carter values being active and exploring the Lowcountry with her husband, two daughters, and their very energetic German Shepherd. She and her family can often be found enjoying their weekends on the beach combing for shark teeth, exploring a new park, or connecting with family and friends over a good meal.
Personal Statement: “I am energized by the mission of Modern Minds and thrilled to be part of its team. As a psychologist dedicated to the intersection of physical and mental health, I am inspired by how the Modern Minds model truly elevates the importance of the mind-body connection in innovative ways. We are dedicated as a team to meeting clients where they are at, providing the best evidence-based care through modern and inspiring methods, and walking alongside clients to help them thrive.”