Laura Bowen has been working in the field of mental health and addiction since 1998, but she has been drawn towards helping people as far back as she can remember. She decided to pursue a career in counseling after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Texas, Dallas. Says Laura,“I became passionate about the work I was doing when I saw how much people’s lives improved when they found their path.” She subsequently sought further education and obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling from Amberton University. Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor. Her passion for working in recovery comes from experiencing her own tragic loss, which drove her to develop her skills and training in trauma work and addiction treatment. She believes that this life experience helps her relate to clients on a deeper level. Laura has additional training and experience in Psychodrama, Expressive Art Therapy, and Ego State Therapy, as well as CBT and DBT. She is also a Certified EDMR therapist and an Amen Clinic Affiliate, the latter of which has helped her craft assessment materials to better understand the core issues that clients are experiencing. Laura was born and raised in California but traveled and lived in several countries as her family served in the Foreign Services. While her experience in Mental Health began with her work with adolescents and families, Laura went on to work with all types of populations in her long-spanning career, and she believes that this, combined with her background, enables her to relate to a wide variety of people and cultures. Laura has worked in many different settings; inpatient, outpatient, residential treatment and private practice. She has held positions as Clinical Director, Clinician, Manager and Business Developer in both California and Texas. She enjoys combining her human resource management background with her clinical skill set; this combined with her diverse cultural background opened doors for her to work with executives, athletes, musicians, and performers. Laura uses a client centered multi modal approach in her work with clients. When it comes to leadership, Laura enjoys coaching others in a way that serves them, allowing them to better serve others. To bring it full circle, she believes that through helping others, we gain insight and guidance in our own lives and self work.