Laura is a registered psychologist who completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology in 2006. She has experience in a variety of settings, including schools, residential care centres, the public health system and, most recently, private practice.
Laura provides psychological counseling to adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and other life stressors. Her emphasis in therapy is on mind-body awareness and includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness-based practices, and cognitive behavioural therapy. She also offers comprehensive assessment services to preschoolers and children for early developmental trauma, and developmental needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disorders, and ADHD. An accomplished speaker and educator, Laura also offers presentations and workshops to service providers, educational organizations, and communities that are individualized to the client’s needs.
In 2013, Laura completed her 200hr certification in vinyasa yoga and has obtained training in yoga for children with special needs. She has also completed The Trauma Centre-Trauma Sensitive Yoga training in Massachusetts. She is also currently enrolled in a 100hr certification on Yoga, Movement, Mindfulness, and Mental Health with psychologist and yoga teacher, Bo Forbes.
Laura is the Western & Labrador Director for the Association of Psychology Newfoundland and Labrador. In the past, she has also served in a volunteer capacity for a variety of organizations such as the Autism Society of Newfoundland & Labrador, and the fasdNL Support Network. She continues to lend her time and expertise to local fundraising and advocacy efforts through donation-based yoga classes and other endeavors.