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Applied positive psychology for optimal mental health. 

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Treadway Consulting is an innovative firm specializing in delivering proactive mental health care programs that are based on the science and principles of positive psychology.


Through collaborative partnerships with local and international organizations, Treadway’s primary objective is to optimize the mental well-being of first responders, military veterans and healthcare providers. Lectures and workshops concentrate on the practical application and principles of well-being science. Rooted in positive psychology, these trainings provide clients with essential skills to enhance their resilience and self-empowerment, leading to improved mental health outcomes.


At Treadway, we are deeply committed to enhancing the mental well-being of our clients. Our cutting-edge programs, built on a foundation of holistic and strengths-based strategies, are designed to empower individuals to achieve lasting improvements in their mental health, ultimately enabling them to embrace and live their best life possible.

Lauren Armistead 

While attending UCLA, Lauren worked as a first responder, Field Training Officer, and Training Instructor for UCLA’s Emergency Medical Services. Upon graduation, she pursued a successful career in medical sales in the Bay Area before moving back to Los Angeles where she was recruited to work for the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). HSAC worked to bridge the gap between heads of local agencies (LASD, LAPD, FBI, USGS) and prominent business leaders to better prepare Southern California for major terrorist attacks and natural disasters. As HSAC's Deputy Director, Lauren built the first online database of private sector resources on the West Coast and held the only private sector seat in Southern California’s emergency operations centers. She went on to become HSAC’s Executive Director where she was responsible for managing, recruiting, lecturing, and fundraising. More recently, Lauren served as a research consultant for a bioterrorism and infectious disease expert out of UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Change and Innovation at University of Southern California (USC) where her studies and research focused on suicidality, resiliency, and wellness within the law enforcement community. Lauren also worked as a volunteer and assistant instructor for CopLine, a confidential crisis hotline for law enforcement officers in the United States and Canada. Lauren lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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"I have been working with Lauren for the last 18 months in military, veteran and first responder mental health field. Her knowledge, understanding, empathy and capability are impressive. She is highly recommended  by me for  any project in this space."

Jon Lane, MD, PhD
GEARS & SRF Founder
ADF Veteran & Reservist

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"As an accomplished graduate student I found Lauren to be a passionate advocate with a keen intellect. Her final assignment submission for my class on “Military and Veteran Policy and Program Management” represented PhD level analysis in a  Master's level program. She will no doubt will be a catalyst for change in whatever she pursues."

David Bringhurst, PhD
USC Clinical Associate Professor
Military Veteran

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"Despite being a civilian, Lauren is able to fit in seamlessly within the law enforcement community. She is also driven, passionate and bright. Any police department or government agency would be lucky to have her working on behalf of and advocating for their officers and veterans."

Jerry Shaw
LAPD, Metro Sergeant II (ret.)
SSA Security Group, Co-Founder

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