Laurie returned to school after raising her children, two of whom have autism. She obtained her BS degree from Utah Valley University in Family Studies and graduated with her Masters of Social Work (MSW), specializing in addiction and mental health, from the University of Utah. Laurie has experience as a therapist in various settings, including outpatient substance use counseling, the Utah State Prison, inpatient mental health, and now as clinical director for the Alpine Center. She works with adults and adolescents and her specialties include addiction, both substance abuse and compulsive behaviors including pornography and gambling, faith transition, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, and issues related to LGBTQI individuals. Her life experience, added to her education, make her uniquely qualified to support you through your own life challenges.