Counseling with Laurie
As a licensed clinical social worker (since 2012) and a certified yoga therapist (since 2017), Laurie firmly believes in the mind-body connection and integrates somatic practices and talk therapy to help clients navigate strong emotions and the impact of mental health issues. She is skilled in supporting teens and adults through the experiences of anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as issues around identity and family and social dynamics.
Laurie is collaborative and empowering in her approach, encouraging clients to recognize their strengths, practice mindfulness and self-compassion, and build a toolbox of coping resources. Laurie holds a Master of Social Work degree and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method. ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and Trauma-Focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). She tailors her approach to each individual’s needs and preferences, typically utilizing methods from one or more of these modalities in order to encourage personal growth and lasting change.
Outside of clinical practice, Laurie co-founded and directs The Oxygen Project: Yoga for Youth, a St. Louis-based nonprofit dedicated to providing mindfulness and yoga programming in schools. She enjoys walking, biking, and just being outside; travels as often as she can; and dabbles in taking art and dance classes as an amateur.