Laurie has post graduate training in both Trauma studies and Mindfulness and Meditation as it relates to psychotherapy. Both are the specialties she brings to her work. Unfortunately, there are still so many myths about counseling, even in 2020.. The term psychotherapy is derived from Ancient Greek psyche (ψυχή meaning "breath; spirit; soul") and therapeia (θεραπεία "healing; medical treatment"). Talk therapy is a very effective way of sorting out the complexity of our heart-mind with a trusted other. Many of us are sometimes feeling heartbroken or facing uncertainty from time to time and it’s an honor for Laurie to give people a space for vulnerability to be attended to in a caring, supportive and non-judgmental way. Her approach to psychotherapy is one that is rooted in compassion for the common humanity that we all share. It is also of crucial importance to her for prospective clients to know that her office is a safe space, (especially for individuals who feel marginalized)to be. At this time, Laurie is unable to accept new clients, but she does offer meditation classes and retreats from time to time. Please consider www.psychologytoday.com to search for a licensed therapist or peercollectivementalhealth.com | “At Peer Collective, we’re committed to creating a world in which everyone has abundant access to high-quality emotional support. Peer Collective counselors have passed our rigorous screening and demonstrate exceptional empathy, warmth, and understanding. They are not licensed therapists and don’t diagnose or treat mental disorders. Instead, their job is to support you in whatever way you want to be supported.” Laurie also would like to promote the work of www.innopsych.com This platform helps our BIPOC friends and families find your ideal therapist of color and boost your wellness journey with content written by and for people of color.