Initially hired in 2011 as a part-time Clinician/Consultant, Laura was promoted to Director of the Family Services Division in 2012 and to Clinical Director in 2013, and to Executive Director in April of 2017. With her wealth of experience in providing services to Medicaid-eligible children, adolescents, and their families, she is an invaluable member of the TCFS team.
Laura was on the staff at the Family Services Association of the Greater Elgin Area for 15 years prior to joining TCFS, serving initially as a staff therapist, and then as its Director of Therapy.
Laura received her Master’s degree in Applied Child & Family Studies specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northern Illinois University. She is licensed as both a Clinical Professional Counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist, and has received clinical training in Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders (FBT) at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Laura remains dedicated to providing family-centered, strength-based services to TCFS clients.