Counseling is both a career and a passion for Laura. Before becoming a counselor, Laura studied and worked in education. Helping people grow has been her life’s calling. 

A graduate of George Fox University’s Masters in Counseling program, Laura enjoys working with couples and individuals, both men and women. 

Specialties include couple’s work that utilizes Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the work of John Gottman; and also culturally-aware therapy and therapy grounded in both compassion and challenge. 

Laura’s style is warm and approachable. She excels at fostering hope and instilling a sense of agency in the lives of her clients. 


It can feel vulnerable to face the pain of broken or damaged relationships, as well as past traumas and life experiences. But as Brene Brown said, “Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as hard as spending our lives running from it.”