Meet Our Staff

CAPS staff members include fully licensed professionals, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and administrative staff.

CAPS provides training opportunities for postdoctoral psychology fellows seeking licensure and advanced students in psychology, counseling and social work.  These early career professionals and trainees provide counseling to clients and practice under the supervision of a licensed clinician.

Lauren Pucci, PhD, LCP

Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273
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Biographical Info

Dr. Lauren Pucci joined the health center staff in 2017. She earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She completed a Pre-doctoral Internship at Virginia Commonwealth University’s University Counseling Services and a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Georgia (CAPS). Her areas of interest include interpersonal/relationship concerns, sexuality/sexual health, identity work, multiculturalism, trauma, and concerns related to relationship with food and body image. She is also passionate about training/supervision and group therapy. Safe Space Ally


Title: Psychologist
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: Well, since it’s pretty much my life dream to be a mermaid, I am happiest when I am by and/or in a body of water. On hot summer (heck, even spring and fall) weekends, you can regularly find me either at the pool or Lake Hartwell. It’s no Lake Michigan, but it does the trick.
What I do for Self-Care: I practice self-care in a variety of ways. Sometimes it’s being intentional with how I schedule things, setting boundaries and saying “no” (this is a big one!), spending quality time with friends, or going outside to get some fresh air and sunshine. Letting loose on a dance floor every now and then is also pretty necessary for me. But I never forget about the basics – regular meals, hydration, and 8 hours of sleep does the mind/body good.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Updated 5 months ago.