Introducing Our Team
Holistic, Non 12-Step Addiction Treatment Center in Hawaii
Therapist (MA, NCC, CSAC)
Our resident CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor), Laura’s overflowing acceptance supports people in facing and re-authoring events that hold the most sway in their lives. With an MA in psychological counseling and specialty in systemic counseling for couples and families, she utilizes Core Belief Restructuring, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and experiential exercises to support clients in making lasting changes. As a neurological enthusiast, she weaves psychological education with exercises and skills to release stress from the nervous system and pilots clients in restructuring neural pathways.
She is passionate about creating space for clients to practice authentic and vulnerable communication, which supports people in increasing the meaningful connections in their lives. Utilizing trauma informed practices, Laura worked as a sexual assault crisis counselor, lead groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual assault, and hosted workshops on trauma in family systems, counseling sexual minorities, and spirituality in therapy.
Laura’s zest for life led her to living in China, being a stage magician, and seizing life’s many adventures. Other passions include connecting with people from other cultures through traveling, snorkeling, practicing mindfulness, and exploring and relaxing with friends.