Laura is a fully licensed clinical social worker. She received her BA from Aquinas College and earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University.
Laura enjoys working with women who may be struggling during pregnancy or the postpartum period, those who may be experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and individuals struggling with perinatal or infant loss. She also specializes in infant mental health, exploring how early relationships and experiences impact functioning and ability for individuals to form healthy connections with others. She has a passion for working with children and their families to improve communication and relationships, as well as addressing age-appropriate approaches to child behavioral issues. She has training in the treatment of childhood trauma, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, depression, emotion regulation, family and child issues, and adjustment disorders.
Laura’s treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the Parent Management Training of Oregon (PMTO) model, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and play therapy techniques.