Laura was inspired by her mentors to synthesize psychotherapy and spiritual practice when a powerful initiatory experience changed her life. The initiation took Laura through the “three worlds” where she received rigorous training and apprenticeship. Today, Laura is based in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, California where she provides clinical psychotherapy and Psychoshamanic work™ for individuals and facilitates experiential shamanic training and group retreats.
Laura specializes in treating trauma, depression and anxiety, chemical dependency, chronic pain, chronic illness, and Spiritual Emergency.
Laura earned 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.
Laura’s shamanic training includes Julie M. Kramer’s Three Year Initiation and Professional Training in Essential Shamanism, and she has trained in Spiritual Emergency through Grof Transpersonal Training. Laura is currently enrolled in the Diplomat program with the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).
Laura is a member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).