Welcome to Kokoro Wellness

   Education 

                               2010 Simmons College  
                                          Boston,MA 
International Learning Project- Participated in a service learning project in Uganda working with governmental and non-governmental organizations addressing issues of HIV/AIDS, Child welfare, Mental Health, and Human rights in schools, clinics and welfare organizations.


     2009-2010 Simmons College
Boston, MA
           Post Masters Clinical Certificate in Relational 
           and Multi-Contextual Treatment of Trauma 



2005-2009 Bridgewater State University 
      Bridgewater, MA
         M.Ed., Mental Health Counseling, Accredited by CACREP



                    1996-2000 Emmanuel College                         
Boston, MA
     Bachelor of Arts, Developmental Psychology






                ​    Training
  • Harvard Medical School-The Power of Mindfulness: Meditation and Psychotherapy 2015
  • ASIST-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor 
  • Massachusetts Assessment Youth Screening Inventory Trained
  • Explosive/Noncompliant Children and Adolescents certificate
  • Certificate for Integrating Educational and Clinical Pathways Across
  • Multi-disciplinary Teams Certificate
  • Department of Children and Families safety training with law enforcement
  • Solution-Focused Interviewing Techniques Training
  • Domestic Violence in the Workplace/Community
  • Psychotropic medication training-Dr. Peter Saltzman
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Basic Overview Certificate
  • Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder Certificate
  • Child Protection Investigations Training Certificate
  • The Power of a Strengths Based Approach in Reshaping the Lives of Troubled Children and Youth Certificate
  • Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress Training
  • Cyber-Bullying & Youth Training
  • Conflict of Interest Certificate
  • Workplace Violence Certificate
  • No Such Thing As A Bad Kid Certificate
  • Update on Current Treatment of Alcohol/Drug Impairment and Addiction Certificate
  • Assessing Safety and Danger Certificate
  • Solution Focused Clinical Interviewing Certificate
  • FEMA Crisis Counseling/Disaster Response Training
  • Exposure to Extreme Stressors: Psychological Trauma, PsychosocialStabilization, and Care or the Caregiver
  • Parent Empowerment-Counseling Parents in Positive Child-Rearing Training
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Modification Training
  • Training for Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)
  • Skills for Psychological Recovery 
  • Psychological First Aid

I have been a lifelong resident here in Massachusetts and I am the mother of two daughters. Having been in the mental health field since 2001, I have 15 years of direct experience. This includes working with women, children, adolescents, fathers as well as grandparents in my role as a community social worker and as a mental health clinician. I also have experience working with first responders such as police, fire and emergency management teams. I currently am a Senior Instructor at Cambridge College's graduate program in their Psychology and Counseling Department and also an part-time faculty at Bridgewater State University in their graduate Counselor Education department. 
​I have strong experience interfacing with the Department of Youth Services, Department of Children and Families, local police, court and community systems/providers, referral agencies as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  


                       See below for Laurie's Education and Training