Lauren Knapp PA-C

"I’m passionate about mental health and strive to remove the stigma associated with psychiatric disorders."

Lauren Knapp is a licensed and board-certified physician assistant. She partners with children, adolescents, and young adults in diagnosing and treating various mental health conditions. She communicates openly and effectively and develops individualized treatment plans to help patients navigate complex, often difficult situations.

She most commonly evaluates and treats individuals with ADHD, Anxiety and anxiety subtypes, Autism spectrum disorder, Bipolar disorder, Behavioral disorders, Depression and depression subtypes, Eating disorders, Gender dysphoria, OCD, PTSD, Psychosis, Substance use disorder, Tic disorders, and other movement disorders.

Lauren stated, “my natural human instinct was to help others with their health and well-being while learning and applying the practice and art of medicine. My curiosity for science and how the mind and body work, was and still is, my driving force.”

Before becoming a physician assistant, Lauren worked and volunteered in various settings including mentoring high-risk children and adolescents and serving as a compassionate caregiver for patients with dementia and autism spectrum disorder. She also worked as a nanny for developing children and as a medical scribe, where she witnessed how chronic medical conditions deeply impact mental health.

Lauren grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota, so the Hudson, Wisconsin community felt like home to her. She said, “not only is the landscape similar, with the beautiful and unique downtown located along the river, but the people here are genuine, warm, and welcoming. I can’t think of a better place to practice medicine.”

Medical School

Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program


University of Saint Thomas

Board Certification