• Laura Way Wathen LCSW LCSW-MT-48520

    I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Montana. My first degree is a Bachelor’s of Fine Art Degree. I enjoy bringing creativity to my work with individuals and groups.

    • Mindfulness has been shown to help alleviate stress, depression and anxiety, and can help address persistent pain. Mindfulness is the basis of many modern therapeutic modalities. Mindfulness brings a wise, caring attention to the present moment so that we may hold our experience in non-judgmental awareness. I became a certified Mindfulness Instructor in 2017 from the Mindfulness Training Institute. https://www.mindfulnesstraininginstitute.com/

    • Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a body-based method for the healing of stress disorders including trauma. I am currently in the Advanced year of SE training. I have also received specialized SE training in addressing the trauma often associated with falls. https://traumahealing.org/about-us

    • Emotionally Focused Therapy is the gold standard of couples therapy at this time. It is also useful for individuals facing depression, anxiety, and PTSD. https://iceeft.com/what-is-eft/

    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment model designed to desensitize traumatic memories and create more adaptive memory networks. I completed Basic Levels I and II in 2019 from the EMDR Institute. https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/

    • Meditation and Yoga can be helpful for stress reduction, developing interoception, coping, compassion for oneself and others, and in developing oneself spiritually. I have been practicing meditation for over thirty years. I received my 200 hour yoga training as well.