Laura Lynn Terlizzi
Laura is a Registered Counsellor, Speaker, Former Teacher and a long term Home-Schooling Parent. She's also the Former Communications Director on the Board of Directors of ACCT.
(Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada)
Although the bulk of her work involves talk therapy; as a former teacher and head of the Visual Arts Department of a fine arts school, she now incorporates the use of play, or, expressive art, for people of all ages, who need more than words to find
or express themselves.
In this capacity Laura was humbled and honoured to be asked to work with, and represent Canada's Indigenous Peoples through a large art exhibition during the 2013 New Westminster Cultural Crawl in conjunction with the TRC (Truth & Reconciliation Commission) National Summit.
Laura graduated with honours and was granted an Academic Achievement Award for knowledge and comprehension in Counselling Psychology. She continues to educate herself with the main focus being on developmental science, neuroscience, trauma and parenting. Her training includes being a student of Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Gorden Neufeld, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Shefali, Dr. Steven Porges, Dr. Daniel Siegel and more. Former, ongoing and future training also from: VCCT, TWU, TRU, John Hopkins Univ. & Harvard Medical Extension. However, Laura also thinks that her own life experiences gives her the compassion and understanding that academic knowledge alone can not give.
Born and raised on the West Coast of Canada, Laura is very much grounded and attuned with the natural elements offered by the ocean, mountains and rain-forests of the region.