MA, Bethel Seminary, St. Paul
MAT, Colorado College, Colorado Springs
BA, Colorado College
Laura is a former elementary school teacher with 21 years of experience working with children and families. She approaches her work with clients from a family systems perspective, integrating cognitive behavioral, narrative, experiential, and strengths-based thinking into her therapeutic interactions with clients. Laura feels honored to be given the opportunity to help young people, families, and adults heal from the challenges and wounds that life often brings, in particular those related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, family conflict and/or change, and life transitions.
Laura approaches her own life, as well as therapy from an experiential, hands-on perspective, often using metaphor, sand tray, play, and art in her work with her young and young-at-heart clients. Laura meets her clients where they are spiritually and emotionally, and is interested in helping others incorporate faith, spirituality, and cultural context into their healing process, should they express a desire to do so.
Laura sees clients at NewPath Mental Health Services' Golden Valley location and is being supervised by a board-approved licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor at NPMHS as she works towards full licensure.