Laura L. Lansrud-López, M.S., M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, ACS, NCC
Laura L. Lansrud- López, M.S., M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, ACS
Laura Lansrud-López has a rich and diverse work history, spanning forensic sciences, crisis intervention, behavioral health, clinical supervision, and higher education. Laura holds a Master of Science degree in Forensic Sciences from The George Washington University, and a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy/Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is licensed in New Mexico (LPCC & LPAT), Virginia (LPC), and Maryland (LCPAT). She is nationally credentialed in art therapy (ATR-BC) and counseling (NCC) and holds certification for Supervision in both fields (ATCS, ACS).
Laura has over 15-years of experience working with children and families impacted by grief, loss, and trauma in both home-based and outpatient settings. Laura is passionate about integrating traditional evidence-based practices with creative arts and transpersonal approaches and has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Sandplay therapy, art therapy, and children’s mental health. She has over 10-years of experience teaching graduate level courses in art therapy and counseling and offers clinical supervision and continuing education to licensed professionals.
Laura has held positions of Secretary and President of the New Mexico Art Therapy Association and was a member of the Nominations Board for the Art Therapy Credentials Board. Most recently, Laura served as Chair of the Counseling Program at Southwestern College and Clinical Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center from 2015 to 2017. She currently works as an art therapist in Bethesda, holds a seat on the Advisory Board for Southwestern College and Tierra Nueva Counseling Center in Santa Fe, and teaches in the Art Therapy Department at The George Washington University.
Laura has a passion for integrating traditional and empirically supported cognitive-behavioral approaches with transpersonal, creative, and expressive modalities. An advocate for gracefully holding paradox, she enthusiastically embraces the unique and complex challenges facing counselors today in an informed, consciousness-centered, and holistic manner and helped to launch the Conscious Entrepreneurship initiative at Southwestern College.