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 Psycho-Shamanic Counseling™ for individuals and facilitates shamanic group work and 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. Laura has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and clinical training in co-occuring disorders and medical social work.
Laura is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Society for Shamanic Practitioners (SSP).