RN, M.Ed, Writer, Certified Poetry Therapist
Laurie has been leading therapeutic writing groups from 2002-2015 using writing to encourage new possibilities and create a conversation about life issues among workshop participants. She began this journey with clients with cancer in an outpatient chemotherapy setting where she worked and experienced how writing enhanced the client’s integration of painful and disconnected feelings. She witnessed clients gain a sense of wholeness again through writing and sharing. Inspired by the process, she continues to lead writing groups for many populations in: libraries, community education centers, art galleries, nature centers, schools and homeless shelters. She has found through her groups and individual work with clients that writing and discussion inspires hope for participants and fosters an increased ability to meet life’s challenges.
Simultaneously, Laurie works as a RN and has done so for almost 30 years. She believes clients deserve holistic care that is personal and comprehensive. She is thrilled to be part of the Caregiver Champion team!