Laura was nudged by her helping spirits to commit to a shamanic path when a powerful initiatory experience changed her life. The initiation took Laura through the three worlds where she met with numerous helping spirits and spiritual teachers. Today, Laura is based in Santa Rosa, California where she provides Psychoshamanic work™ for individuals and facilitates shamanic training and group retreats.
Laura believes that accessing and befriending spirit guides provides empowerment and healing. Her own experience of shamanic healing led her to complete a three-year shamanic training and initiation.
Laura’s shamanic and social work training includes Julie M. Kramer’s Three Year Initiation and Professional Training in Essential Shamanism. Laura has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and completed clinical training in co-occuring disorders and medical social work with Adventist Health and Kaiser Permanente, respectively.