About Laurie

Laurie has been trained as a family therapist, a trauma informed therapist, play therapist, and in the use of EMDR with a mindfulness based approach.  She loves to help individuals and families capitalize on their strengths and values to achieve what they are hoping for through strength based, research-based, and attachment based interventions.   She has additional experience working with children in the foster care system, leading parenting workshops, and as a therapist for an IOP group therapy program for adolescents and for adults.

Her own journey and self- work has opened her heart to helping individuals and families heal from trauma and navigate through the transitions and challenges that can drain, consume, and disconnect us.  She also struggled a lot in her own teen years and truly enjoys working with teens through all of the challenges that can break down their self-worth.  She believes in the power that each and every individual has to overcome the fears that create barriers to a more fulfilling life of freedom.   Some areas she specializes in are trauma, foster and adoption, parenting, ADHD, OCD, anxiety and depression.

Laurie received a Bachelor of Science in Child & Family Studies from Park University in 2002. She completed her graduate degree and received her Master’s of Science in Family Therapy at Friend’s University in 2012.  She is a Clinically Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Play Therapist in Kansas.

**A therapist intern from Mid America Nazarene University also provides therapy services at a reduced fee who is supervised by Laurie.  She currently sees children as young as 3 through adolescents.  Please email Laurie if interested or have questions around this option as well.

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More Info

If you would like more information about working with me, please fill out the Get In Touch form to the left or call me.  I am often in sessions throughout the day, and cannot return your call or email immediately, but I will make every effort to get back to you within 24 hours.

Address: 8575 West 110th Street, Suite 225, Overland Park, KS 66210  Phone: 816-645-2215  Business Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 9-6, Friday 10-2