Lauren Rudie, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

You are never alone. Because we will always be here when you need us.

Lauren Rudie is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University where she studied Biology and Psychology.  She then graduated with a Masters of Physician Assistant studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Lauren has extensive experience in diagnosis and treating a wide variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and a wide range of other psychiatric symptoms.

Lauren is passionate about mental health and works diligently to
make sure each of her patients receives a unique and carefully thought out treatment plan. Lauren is excited to cultivate new and lasting relationships with her patients while ensuring they are receiving the best care and highest level of care.

Lauren Rudie | Physician Assistant | Aura MD

Meet Our Team

Dr. Ashley Toutounchi, MD


Dr. T’s main goal at Aura MD is to ensure each patient receives premier medical treatment.

Brandon Provost, NP

Board certified nurse practitioner

Brandon strongly believes in being an advocate for his patients as a quality, outcome-driven practitioner.

Taeler Morris, PA

Board certified physician assistant

Taeler forms a trusted alliance with her patients to ensure you feel comfortable and respected.

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Aura Psychiatry is really awesome the team works really good together to provide the care needed. When making my first appointment the receptionist was so nice and scheduled me right away. I was in real distress one day after being out and off of my medicine and I messaged them on a weekend and I got a response really fast along with a seven day supply of medication til I was able to see my psychiatrist. They were very understanding. Brandon Provost is my doctor and he is so patient and kind. He really takes the time to hear me out assess and evaluate what’s going on so he can properly give the medications I need to help me in those areas. He also educates me on the medicine I’m taking how it works, and the effects it will have on my mental health if I’m consistent in taking it. Follow ups are awesome because he really shows interest in my well being asking the right questions plus never judging me when I fall short on my part or do things that I’m not suppose to. I’m able to open up honestly and trust him. He is just kind and warm which makes for better patient outcomes in my opinion . I wanted a doctor that practiced shared-decision making, one willing to consider my life goals, answer my questions, address my concerns, provide options and help me reach the best course of action for mental. I get that with Aura Psychiatry. Providers behaviors and how they interact can affect healing. If you are looking for a great psychiatrist Aura psychiatry is the best. They have good listening & observation skills, they show empathy , and they have a willingness to spend time educating their patients about diagnosis and recommended treatments.
Matasha Love
Matasha Love
March 3, 2021.
Very professional, patient, understanding, and I felt very comfortable talking to her. I recommend her to anyone.
Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
February 8, 2021.
I have been a patient of Dr. Toutounchi for many years. I have had issues with treatment resistant depression and anxiety since my 20s. When I first met with Dr. Toutounchi, I had been bounced around on SSRIs for years without much improvement. Dr. Toutounchi was key to a breakthrough in my treatment. She is very patient, knowledgeable and an active listener who makes you feel you are in a partnership to focus on living and not just controlling symptoms. Kathy, the office manager, is awesome! She is always very prompt in returning calls/messages and has helped me deal with all types of pharmacy/flex plan/work documentation issues. Aura MD is also able to provide the high quality nutritional supplements that I need due to genetic deficiencies that I have. I am so thankful for having found Aura MD!
February 8, 2021.

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