In 1997, Educational Resources Unlimited was established by Barbara Posner, a longtime educator and advocate for students with special needs. Lauren Seltzer joined ERU in 2019, taking over the practice from Barbara, with whom she worked professionally for many years while employed as a clinician at a therapeutic boarding school.
Built on a family friendship of over 35 years, the foundation of Barbara and Lauren’s relationship is rooted in authentic connection and a professional alignment of Lauren’s clinical and academic background with Barbara’s 20+ years in educational consultation. While Barbara is enjoying the next phase of her life, she continues to have a strong presence at ERU and remains engaged in client case discussions while maintaining her relationships in the industry.
Lauren is a licensed marriage and family therapist and owner of Educational Resources Unlimited, a therapeutic and educational consulting firm. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Vermont.
Prior to ERU, Lauren worked at a therapeutic boarding school as an Admissions Director, Assistant Clinical Director, and therapist. Currently Lauren has a private practice working with individuals and families. She holds a certificate in Holistic Health Counseling. Lauren also has experience teaching in both traditional and special education schools. She serves as the consulting psychotherapist at the Quinnipiac Law School.
Her professional focus is in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Integrative Health and Wellness, and relationship focused treatment. Lauren chaired the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Northeast conference for four years and served on various committees for the Association. She has presented at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Small Boarding Schools Association (SBSA), NATSAP, and other industry conferences and events. Lauren offers workshops and presentations on themes of compassion and self-care within the therapeutic and educational industry, as well as locally in Connecticut.
Lauren is a member of IECA and serves on the IECA’s Foundation Board, and is in the process of becoming a consultant member of NATSAP and SBSA.
Outside of work, Lauren is a mother of a young child and appreciates the effort that goes into parenting and living a balanced life.