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.
DUE TO COVID-10, LAURIE IS NOW SEEING CLIENTS THROUG A HIPAA COMPLIANT TELEHEALTH OPTION ONLINE. SHE CONTINUES TO WORK WITH CHILDREN THROUGH ADULTS USING EMDR, MINDFULNESS BASED APPROACHES, AND PLAY THERAPY THROUGH THE USE OF TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGY TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED AT THIS TIME.
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