Laurie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s degree in Social work from University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Meredith College in Raleigh. Laurie is a certified Triple P Provider (Positive Parenting Program). Laurie is a member of SMAT (State Medical Assistance Team) which deploys during disasters as well as a CISM (Crisis Incident Stress Management) facilitator. She also provides parenting workshops several times a year.
Laurie’s experience includes treatment with children (over age 5), adolescents, parents (children under 5), and with individuals who have a diagnosis of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. Laurie has provided services in a variety of community settings, both individual and group practice, as well as in the hospital setting. She has experience with crisis support, including de-escalation techniques and interventions. Laurie has also provided numerous professional presentations including: Positive Behavior Support Strategies in the Medical Setting; Teaching Children How to Regulate their Own Behavior; Positive Discipline: Tools for your Parenting Toolbox; Understanding and Supporting your Shy, Cautious, or Anxious Child; Crisis Management; and Overview of Disabilities, Person First Language and Person Centered Planning.
Laurie provides support through various therapeutic models designed with the individual’s needs in mind; these could include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Solution Focused, Strengths Based, Positive Discipline/Conscious Discipline, and behavior modification. Laurie makes every effort to provide a setting of encouragement and respect in a manner that is approachable and without judgement. She has a passion for helping others seek self-determination and reframe their thinking. Laurie strives to maintain high ethical standards and practices as outlined in the NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Code of Ethics.