Laurie Dawkins

(MS, Psy, LPC)

About Me

I believe that anyone can achieve an optimum state of mental and emotional health regardless of environmental influences and/or previous traumatic experiences. I also believe that someone’s negative experiences and difficulties need not define who that person is or determine their human potential. During my 10-years of counseling experience I've chosen to employ an eclectic approach to therapy tailored to meet each individual’s needs and goals with a strong reliance on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and evidence based approaches compatible with best practices and cultural diversity. I hold a Master of Science degree in Psychology, clinical track, focusing on therapy, psychological testing, statistics, and research. Major course work included: physiological, abnormal, and neurological psychology, trauma focused therapy, behavioral and cognitive behavioral psychology, psychopharmacology, psychometrics, statistics, and psychological assessments. As a Licensee of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists; I abide by the N.B.C.C., A.C.A., and the Oregon licensing board code of ethics. I look forward to working with you and sharing your journey to self-discovery and healing.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #C4972 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Written by K.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Laurie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laurie makes me feel like I’m talking to a trusted mentor over coffee. She’s very down to earth yet very professional. I feel safe in speaking to her

Written by K.A. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Laurie is insightful, open-minded, direct, and kind. Her help was invaluable.

Written by T.H. on May 30, 2021 after counseling with Laurie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Laurie is extremely friendly and easy to talk to. She is very good at listening, and asks questions I hadn't considered. There was never any air in our conversations and I found my experience with her to be quite helpful. I highly recommend Laurie Dawkins.