Laura L. Lansrud-López
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 extensive professional and volunteer experience working with adults and children impacted by grief, loss, and trauma in both home-based and outpatient 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 over 10 years’ experience teaching graduate level courses in art therapy and counseling, both online and in person, offers continuing education and workshops for licensed professionals, and provides clinical supervision in both art therapy and counseling across the country.
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.
In addition to directing the M.A. in Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals and Online learning, Laura is also an art therapist in Bethesda, Maryland, volunteers at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, teaches in the Art Therapy Department at The George Washington University, and enjoys making art with her young children.