Laura earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Auburn University in 2010. She then earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 2018. She worked with the indigent population in the Public Defender’s Office in Tuscaloosa upon graduating. For a little over two years, she practiced the Multi-Systemic Therapy approach with family counseling for the non-profit organization, Youth Villages. She worked with youth involved in the juvenile court system, their families, and other key players using systemic and behavioral approaches to improve the family dynamics and prevent future legal issues for the youth. Some interventions she specializes in include: contingency management for substance abuse in adolescents, motivational interviewing, CBT, anger management, parent training, ADD coaching, and creating and maintaining behavior and safety plans. Laura treatment plans with her clients and helps them reach their goals by tailoring interventions to work for each individual’s needs. Laura loves her dog like a son. She is passionate about helping people and values family time, self-care, and advocacy and psycho-education to spread awareness of mental illness and how to cope and maintain a healthy lifestyle.