Clinical Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
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Laura Lansrud-López, M.S., M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, NCC, ATCS, ACS, is the Clinical Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center. She has a rich and diverse work history, spanning bioinformatics, 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 independently licensed in New Mexico (LPCC & LPAT) and Virginia (LPC). Laura is also nationally credentialed in art therapy (ATR-BC) and counseling (NCC) and is Certified Supervisor in both fields (ATCS, ACS).
Laura has extensive professional and volunteer experience working with adults and children impacted by grief, loss, and trauma in both home-based, outpatient, and residential settings. As a therapist, 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.
As an educator, Laura embraces a transformative learning approach that honors our lived experience and inner wisdom while cultivating practical skills, knowledge, critical thinking, creativity, and above all curiosity. She has taught online and seated graduate level Art Therapy/Counseling courses at Southwestern College and The George Washington University, developed many continuing education workshops for licensed professionals, and provided clinical supervision in both art therapy and counseling across the country.