Laurie Raymond, LPC


Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Trauma recovery
  • PTSD recovery
  • EMDR
  • Religious trauma and recovery

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am humbled and honored to be of assistance to those working toward restoring their emotional health. I know it takes courage to admit the need for additional support and even more courage to be vulnerable enough to do the work. When we find that courage, though, the relief can be invaluable! It is such a privilege to help clients make these changes and it’s an honor I never take for granted.

I have roughly 10 years of clinical experience in the mental health field.  I integrate multiple, diverse modalities in my holistic therapeutic approach, and care very much about the individuality of each client “customizing” my training to make the experience as comfortable as possible. I am trained in level one and level two of Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and specialize in working with those who have experienced traumatic events and are struggling to “move on” or reduce their emotional reactivity to these events.  I also work closely with those struggling with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD (many of whom do not even realize they have this; they just know they feel very low and alone). In addition, I also work with those who have experienced religious abuse/neglect and a loss of community while still trying to maintain and define their individual spirituality. My goal is to help all of these clients realize that by verbalizing our struggles we are not getting stuck in them – quite the opposite in fact. When we shine a light on them in a neutral, supportive, non-judgmental environment we give these emotions the attention and care they need. Then we are more open and ready to apply the healing techniques that can help us feel more balanced and bring us some much needed relief!

On a personal note I have four beautiful children and one grandchild, so far. I love to travel, read, spend time with those I love and most of all– I love to laugh!

Contact Laurie at (480) 668-8301 ext. 1013 or lraymond@familystrategies.org.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross