Children, Adolescents and Adults
You are unique, special, distinctive and I respect each client with their purpose and presence in this world. I take my 22 years of experience to connect and help create a safe and welcoming environment for you to tell your story. My goal is to collaborate with you and to allow you to feel empowered to overcome struggles and challenges you are facing in your self discovery and learn positive coping strategies.
I have a passion working with children, adolescents, teens and adults and am well versed in depression, anxiety, pre and postpartum, special needs, gender identity, shame/guilt, grief, relationship/family difficulties and self esteem. In addition to working with teens and adolescents, I have a special place in my heart for working with adults struggling with Life Transitions related to grief, post partum depression, and divorce.
I utilize an eclectic approach that comprises Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic/Client Centered, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy and Mindfulness Training. I have earned my double masters degree in professional counseling and educational leadership and continue to be a life-long learner.
Laurie is a Certified Grief Educator. A Certified Grief Educator is committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief. Certified Grief Educators complete a certificate program designed by world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler. They bring his unique methodology, tools, and decades of experience to help people navigate the challenges of grief.
In my free time I enjoy going on adventures with my two young daughters, backyard fire pits my husband likes to build, fun with my 2 Maltese dogs Parker and Charlie, traveling, reading, sewing, photography, and singing Broadway show tunes!
I look forward to working with you along this journey to reach your own potential.
Areas of Interest:
Grief and Loss| Post Partum Depression | Life Transitions | Anger Management in Children | ADHD in Children |PTSD/Trauma | Stress Management | Pre Teen and Teenage Issues (Peer Relationships, Identity, Familial Relations)
Certification as Grief Educator by David Kessler + Grief.com
Training in Sand Tray
Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy