cropped-headshotlinkedin.jpgHello!  I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist here in my beautiful home state of Colorado, where I live with my husband, daughter and our goofy golden doodle, Macaroni.

I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University in 2004 and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado in 2001.

For more than 12 years I have been providing compassionate and strengths based therapy for individuals, couples and families who are hoping to make changes in their lives and relationships.

I have extensive experience supporting clients in navigating through painful and difficult periods of life. My desire is to help clients address the areas of their lives that are causing disappointment or dissatisfaction and make needed changes  in those areas.  I work primarily with clients who express a desire to improve their relationships or to change addictive or destructive thoughts and behavior patterns in order to achieve increased joy, peace and satisfaction for themselves and their loved ones.

My work as a therapist is driven by my belief that every person has inherent strengths and the best way to achieve the goals you set for yourself in therapy and in life is to build off of these strengths.  I take a non-judgmental and hopeful stance in therapy, recognizing that we are all doing the best we can with what we have, but once we know better we can also do better.

Previous clients have said this about working with me in therapy:

“Working with Laurie is the first time I felt like someone really understood the problems we were facing as a couple.”

“Laurie helped me to be more compassionate with myself and recognize my own strengths rather than continuing to beat myself up.”