Lauren-Rachelle Palazuelos, PsyD
Director of Clinical Development
As the Director of Clinical Development (DCD), Dr. Palazuelos is responsible for providing clinical leadership, fostering high-quality patient care, standardizing clinical protocols, developing plans for program expansion, and contributing to the recruitment and retention of clinical staff.
She completed her BA in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton and received her MA in Clinical Psychology in 2009 and subsequently her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Palazuelos has also completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship focused on trauma-informed care.
Dr. Palazuelos has worked within a variety of mental health settings including schools and PHP/IOP programs as primary therapist, program director, and clinical director. She has also worked in various community mental health organizations and has a private practice where she provides individual, family, couples, and group therapy in English and Spanish.
As well, she has worked at a medical facility with a multidisciplinary team (physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers) where she completed therapy, cognitive assessments, and evaluations with patients.
Dr. Palazuelos is passionate about her job and providing the best for our patients. She has received extensive training in trauma-informed care and has been exposed to a variety of evidence-based practices. As a trauma-informed provider, she believes that treatment should be tailored to the individual, as each person is unique and has specific needs.
Two of the aspects that she most enjoys about working with Lido Wellness Center is seeing the patients improve their mental health and do well and being able to collaborate and work with a strong and passionate team who put patient care first.
When asked what she loves most about her job at Lido Wellness Center, she says, “I love working directly with the clinicians and patients, and I fell in love with Lido’s mission of ‘providing integrative, holistic, and comprehensive care.’ I love that we are able to honor each person’s uniqueness.”
In her personal life, she incorporates wellness and self-care through practicing meditation, playing the piano, and reading. She loves to dance and spend time with friends and family.