Trinity Health welcomes Lauren Wake, DO, to our inpatient psychiatry team. Dr. Wake is specially trained to help adults of all ages manage a broad range of behavioral health problems, including serious mental health conditions. Working with each patient, she uses medications, psychotherapy, and other interventions to promote recovery and enhance patients’ physical and emotional well-being.
Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Wake earned her doctorate at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a four-year residency in Adult Psychiatry at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, where she acquired extensive experience treating a variety of mental health disorders. During the final year of her residency, she completed a year-long fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute in Farmington Hills.
Throughout her medical training, Dr. Wake has been recognized for leadership, earning the Graduate Medical Education Leadership Award and Resident Teaching Awards. She was appointed to serve as junior chief resident and chief resident. She graduated with the Outstanding Graduate Award and Professionalism Award. A member of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Wake and her husband – a ship captain – enjoy sailing, traveling, and spending time with their dog.
Psychiatrists study and treat mental disorders including various affective, behavioral, cognitive, and perceptual disorders.