Degree: Masters of Speech Pathology
Professional Associations: Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
Laura completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology Honours at the University of Southern QLD. She is currently completing a Masters in Professional Psychology and a provisional psychology internship to gain her general registration as a psychologist. Laura has worked in the child, families, and communities sector for the last seven years across various government and non-government roles.
Laura is trained in the Mandel Safe and Together Framework and has a passion for working with domestic violence survivors and families impacted by trauma. Laura has also attended training by Ursula Benstead on the Shark Cage Framework, an adapted CBT model for counselling in the domestic and family violence space.
Laura was also a Registered Nurse and has worked in clinical, aged care, rural/remote, and Indigenous communities for the past 19 years. With a passion for promoting healthy relationships and a keen interest in the interplay between physical and mental health, Laura uses a strengths-based, relational approach, easily developing a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients.
Laura has a non-judgmental, respectful, and compassionate approach. She enjoys helping clients rediscover their existing strengths and leverage them to improve mental and emotional well-being.
Favourite Sandwich: Honey and cheese (but it needs to be toasted)
Favourite Superhero: definitely Batman
Most inspiring part of your job: making a difference 😊
If you were a pasta which shape would you be: I think I would be the elbow pasta, flexible, versatile, and interesting!