Ms Lauren Keegan

Ms Lauren Keegan
BSocSc (Psych), PgDip (Psych) Grad Cert (Perinatal & Infant Mental Health)

Psychologist (Perinatal)

Lauren Keegan is a registered psychologist with extensive experience working with women in the perinatal period (pre-conception to postpartum 12 months +). Before joining HSH, Lauren worked in a hospital-based perinatal and infant mental health team for twelve years, providing specialised mental health care to women and their babies in South-West Sydney.

Lauren has experience with the following presentations: perinatal anxiety and depression, fertility and pregnancy loss, pregnancy termination, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, complex trauma, and mother-infant attachment (bonding) difficulties. She enjoys working closely with other allied health practitioners, psychiatrists, GPs and maternity providers to deliver quality care for women and their families.

Lauren has a warm and compassionate approach to care. She works from a trauma-informed and attachment-based framework, drawing upon current research including attachment theory, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and mindfulness, and family-of-origin work. In the postnatal period, she incorporates parenting interventions such as Circle of Security (COS) and Marte Meo to support the mother-infant attachment relationship.

Lauren is passionate about maternal mental health and is happy to join the Highlands Specialist Hub in private practice to continue supporting perinatal women. She will accept referrals for women who are planning for a baby, are pregnant, postpartum and/or require parenting support (0-3 years).


  • Marte Meo Colleague Therapist/Trainer
  • Circle of Security Parenting Program (COS-P) Practitioner
  • Lauren is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) and the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health (AAIMH).

Special Interests

  • Prenatal depression and anxiety
  • Postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Pregnancy ambivalence
  • Birth Trauma
  • Complex trauma (C-PTSD)
  • Mother-infant attachment (bonding)

Download our Perinatal Pyschology Brochure here

Do you have questions?

Our friendly team welcome your enquiries. Please call 02 4811 1500 or submit an online enquiry form. 

Online Enquiry Form