Our Mission

At The Turner Practice, our core values are rooted in the understanding that athletes are not just performers, but unique individuals with distinct perspectives and experiences. Our primary goal is to foster a stigma-free environment within the sports culture, empowering athletes to champion their own well-being and raise mental health awareness. Social justice is a key aspect of our organization, guided by our CEO and founder, Lauren Turner, LCSW, who has been a lifelong advocate for equality and justice.

Raised in inner-city Los Angeles, Lauren has worked closely with non-profits and community organizers to advance mental health awareness in communities of color, especially within Black and African American communities. Our organization’s dedication to promoting the well-being and humanity of athletes goes hand in hand with our pursuit of a fair and inclusive society both on and off the field. Through our efforts, we aim to create a lasting impact in the lives of athletes and the communities they represent, advocating for positive change and greater understanding.

Lauren Turner LCSW

Hi, my name is Lauren Turner, licensed clinical social worker and founder of The Turner Practice serving clients virtually from the city of Inglewood, California.  I also have another office in downtown Inglewood near the So-Fi stadium where I work with people at all levels of performance, but my specialty is helping first and second year professional athletes transition into the professionalism of the sport while also learning how to trust their instincts and how to be able to find their purpose both in and out of athletics.

I have been a practicing counselor for ten years and have over 10,000 hours of clinical experience.

Some of my favorite things to talk about are healthy relationship dynamics, how to trust your instincts, and daily practices that create strong communication skills. I also help my clients understand the mindsets that create the relationships that they want, and find their purpose in life in and out of sports. I hope that this helps you to be able to understand a little bit more about me as a therapist.

Please fill out the The Turner Practice new patient questionnaire so that we can find out if we’re going to be a good fit to work together and I can find out more about how I can help you. Hope to see you in session!

"After working with The Turner Practice, I can control my anxiety attacks better during, before and after games and practices, I set better boundaries with my parents and learned to lean into my relationship with my (now wife) better."

A Happy Client

"I can talk about my trauma & my recovery after working with TTP. I feel More solid in my faith & have had a stronger influence as a leader on my D-1 campus".

A Happy Client

The Turner practice came in to assess the mental health needs of our staff during the COVID-19 crisis. TTP created a comprehensive plan and provided quality, culturally relevant services to our team and executives."

Happy Client

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