At PCH, Laurette works as a family therapist, provides individual EMDR and has co-facilitated the Suicide Resilient group. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Laurette obtained her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Applied Community Psychology from Antioch University. She pursued post-graduate education at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis where she received in-depth training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Laurette maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles where she works with individuals, couples and families dealing with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, chronic and acute illness, grief and loss, and military/veteran challenges. She also is a Clinical Specialist with the Department of Neurology at UCLA, providing in-patient support as well as facilitating support groups. Laurette also is the mental health consultant for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and a volunteer clinician for The Soldiers Project.
Previously, Laurette counseled students (K-12) in several Los Angeles County schools, provided community curbside counseling for homeless youth and offered home-based intervention and support for Early Head Start families. She has additional training and/or certifications in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing® and the Gottman Method of couples counseling and has been a clinical supervision for MFT interns.