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Dr. Lauren Butterfield

   Atala Health
    Child, Adolescent, and Adult psychiatrist

"If nothing ever changed, there would be no such thing as butterflies."

-Wendy Mass

About Dr. Butterfield


Dr. Lauren Butterfield graduated  medical school from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She attended Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, where she completed a residency in general psychiatry and specialized fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry.  During residency, Dr. Butterfield received extensive training in medication management, psychodynamic and cognitive behavior therapies, family therapy, and group therapy.  She also did extra clinical rotations focusing on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) during her training.

Dr. Butterfield feels comfortable treating ages 3-50.  Dr. Butterfield is passionate about the way music, theatre, and the arts can be used to help combat mental illness.  She enjoys finding ways to incorporate these modalities into therapy and her patient's lives.  Dr. Butterfield believes in a full body approach to the treatment of mental health.  She will use medication if indicated, but also stresses the importance of therapy, diet, exercise, and mindfulness techniques.

Dr. Butterfield's specific areas of interest include

-Anxiety disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


-Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

-Transition struggles

-Adolescent mental health

-College mental health

-Assisting LGBTQ patients

-Child and parent attachment

Meet Cricket the therapy dog

Cricket is a teddy bear puppy (bichon frise/shih tzu mix) who is here to provide comfort to those who are interested in snuggling with her.  She is a very good listener and is excited to give love to everyone.  She does have hypoallergenic fur for those who are allergic to dog dander.


Contact Dr. Butterfield

Office location:
7901 4th St N Suite 307
St. Petersburg, FL  33702

Phone: (727)295-3370
Fax: (727)513-6839


Dr. Butterfield's office is located in the

Pinallas Psychology Associates Suite .

For a new patient appointment please call (727)295-3370 and leave a message.  Dr. Butterfield will call you back to discuss treatment options.

Dr. Butterfield manages her office alone, which means you will directly interact with her.  But this also means that Dr. Butterfield will not be able to answer calls when she is with other patients or out of the office.  Your calls will likely be forwarded to a secure voicemail, so please leave a message and she will return your call within 48 business hours.  Urgent calls will be returned by the end of the business day.

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