Modern Minds

Lauren Carter


Clinical Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Lauren Holland Carter is a highly regarded clinical psychologist and academic professional based in Charleston, SC. With a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University, Dr. Carter brings over a decade of experience to her current roles as Clinical Director at Modern Minds, an affiliate of MUSC Health, and as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).


Dr. Carter’s academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wofford College, where she graduated summa cum laude, followed by a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. She completed her APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship at the Charleston Consortium Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program.


Throughout her career, Dr. Carter has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in clinical practice, education, and research. She has held various appointments at MUSC, including roles as an Assistant Professor and Instructor, where she was committed to training future generations of mental health professionals.

In addition to her clinical and academic endeavors, Dr. Carter has made significant contributions to the field through her research on eating disorders, behavioral medicine, and integrated healthcare approaches. Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has been presented at national and international conferences.


Dr. Carter is also actively involved in community service and professional organizations, including the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, The Society for the Teaching of Psychology and The Obesity Society.


With her extensive expertise and dedication to advancing mental health and wellness, Dr. Lauren Holland Carter continues to be a driving force in the field of clinical psychology and integrated healthcare.


Dr. Carter values being active and exploring the Lowcountry with her husband, two daughters, and their very energetic German Shepherd. She and her family can often be found enjoying their weekends on the beach combing for shark teeth, exploring a new park, or connecting with family and friends over a good meal.