As well as her formal education, Laurie also draws on her life experience as a mother of three grown daughters and now as a grandmother, to help her clients navigate through challenging life issues. Aside from work, Laurie loves being outdoors, hiking or running with her dog.
Laurie obtained her Bachelor of Child and Youth Care and her Masters in Counseling Psychology at the University of Victoria. She has many years experience working in a variety of settings throughout greater Victoria, including working on mental health teams, for non-profit agencies, in the school system, and in private practice. Given her breadth of experience, Laurie understands a wide range of mental health concerns and issues. Laurie can assist you in overcoming challenges related to:
- Relationship concerns, including family of origin issues
- Anxiety, panic and stress
- Post-partum anxiety and depression
- Grief and loss
- Life and career transitions
- Parent/ teen challenges
- Addictions and recovery
- Disordered eating, body image,
- self-esteem issues
- Gender and identity issues
Laurie has a lifelong passion for learning and seeks out opportunities to further develop her counseling skills to provide high quality therapeutic experiences. Laurie is committed to continuing professional and personal development and, as such, is involved in multiple learning communities in the fields of attachment, trauma and relationships. This is best reflected in Laurie’s ability to create a comprehensive and personalized counseling experience that offers a variety of tools and resources to move you through fears, anxiety and other concerns in a safe and supportive environment.