Hello and welcome to the first step on your journey to wellness. My name is Laura and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006.
Originally from the Northern part of the country, I received my undergraduate degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Upon moving to Oklahoma in 2003, I continued my education at Oklahoma State University where I received my graduate degree in 2005.
I have always had the desire and drive to help others. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I offer support, encouragement and safety to explore the process of change. I fully believe in counseling and in its ability to help people. I value people as individuals, with their own life stories and experiences. Each person is the expert on their life and its my role to walk the path of healing with them. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic strategies and techniques to help each person achieve their individual goals.
I have worked extensively with children, adolescents and their families. My clinical focus has been on: improving parent/child relationships, adolescent issues, treating trauma survivors, adults who are experiencing situational struggles (mental health, divorce, etc.) and those with developmental disabilities. In addition, I am a trained TF-CBT counselor. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy uses specific techniques and interventions to assess and treat PTSD. For more information about TF-CBT visit: www.trcbt.musc.edu.
Besides providing Counseling services, I am invested in educating those who are beginning their journey as Licensed Professional Counselors. I am an approved LPC Supervisor and I have taught graduate counseling courses through Northwestern Oklahoma State University.