Laurie has been passionate about helping others her whole life, and has been a massage therapist for over 25 years and a registered nurse for over 15 years. She has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine since the early 90s and has certifications in Acupressure Massage and Shiatsu. Her most recent certification is in Acudetox, which is a method of acupuncture that targets 5 specific acupuncture points on the ear. These points have been shown to reduce cravings for alcohol and drugs (including nicotine), minimize withdrawal symptoms, and help control agitation and anxiety while increasing calmness, energy, concentration, and sleep.
Laurie started working with the MAT team in 2018, and believes recovery is a journey, not a destination. She believes in using non-pharmacological interventions whenever possible, to assist in minimizing the signs and symptoms associated with addiction. Her most recent certification is in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine, which allows her to offer food and herbal options to support clients and patients on their healing journey.