Laurie utilizes gentle assertiveness, deep engagement and humor (where appropriate) when working with others. Her goal is always to provide a safe space where others feel valued and validated. Laurie is particularly passionate about working with children and teens, though she also finds great joy in working with adults. She is well versed in attachment theory, family systems, foster care/adoptions, trauma, anxiety/depression, self esteem, life transitions. Laurie offers person centered care through a creative and holistic approach, unique to each individual, using evidenced based practices.