“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”

- Judith Thurman



Hi, I’m Laura, and Wayfinder is my online (video based) therapy practice.

Online counseling is a journey undertaken by two people; one a compassionate guide well-versed in the theory and practice of relational, attachment-focused, psychodynamic psychotherapy; the other a brave and willing seeker with a longing and motivation to gain clarity, to feel better, to heal what might feel broken. I bring my professional, academic and personal experience; you bring your stories, courage, and self-expertise. Together we voyage toward a deeper and more coherent understanding of why, who and where you are and the journey itself becomes the repair.

My professional background

I received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1995. Then in 2000 I completed a Master’s in Divinity at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. After spending a decade working in NGOs as a service provider and administrator, I shifted my focus to providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. My background allows me to specialize in developmental and war trauma, conflict-zone overwhelm and cross cultural issues.

I began formal training in relational, psychodynamic psychotherapy in 2005 and was licensed by the state of California in 2009.


If you’d like to get started, or for more information about how video based therapy works, send me an email at [email protected] and we can set up your free phone consultation. On the phone, you may ask me any questions you might have and we can explore if we’d be a good match.