Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been working with children and families in a variety of settings, including public and therapeutic day schools, inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and grant-funded specialized programs for approximately 30 years.
She received both her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees from UIC, Jane Addams College of Social Work, and her Professional Educator License (PEL) with School Social Work Endorsement from Aurora University. Laura has dedicated her career to helping others and is passionate about empowering people of all ages to become the best they can be. She provides support, empowerment, encouragement, education, advocacy, and skills training, using the most current and up-to-date best practices and research.
Laura lives with her husband, son, daughter, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, going out to eat, listening to music, playing games, and traveling.