Therapist, Author, Speaker
Laura has lived in the Bay Area of Northern California for the past 30 years. She enjoys all things outdoors—hiking, golfing, kayaking, cycling. She loves playing with her two grandsons, traveling, and spending time with her husband of 40 years, family and friends. She has two adult children and a lovely daughter-in-law who all live in the Bay Area.
For the past 26 years, Laura has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and clinical supervisor at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, California. She earned her M.A. in Theology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Southern California and earned her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles. For the past 10 years she has taught counseling at Fuller Seminary, Northern California. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Laura has also served as Director of Marriage and Family Ministry at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville where she founded a Marriage Mentoring ministry. She has a big heart for young marrieds and delights in training mentor couples to pour their lives into young couples offering them a model of a healthy, vibrant Christian marriage.
Laura is passionate about strengthening marriages and helping couples overcome obstacles to enjoying a thriving relationship. She enjoys working with families, encouraging members to find new ways of communicating and relating. She is committed to coming alongside those who have been wounded by abuse and other life hurts to aid in their healing and move toward wholeness. She is especially passionate about helping individuals experience the healing available to them through their personal faith. Whether through speaking, therapy, or her written works, Laura’s desire is to help others experience fulfilling and healthy relationships with themselves, others and God.
Transforming hearts ... one life at a time