Laurie Terhune, Ed.D, L.P.

Laurie TerhuneQualifications and Background

I have been in the health and wellness field for over 25 years. I’ve had the good fortune to work throughout the United States and abroad training and counseling individuals to live purposeful joy filled lives. I specialize in helping individuals navigate through issues related to stress, anxiety, depression and life transitions using strength assessment and solution based therapy. I also so specialize in pre-marital counseling and marital conflict resolution working together to build healthy and happy relationships.

I work from the perspective that all aspects of mind-body and spirit are equally important and will co-develop treatment plans addressing those needs.

For the past twelve years, Laurie has been a contractor providing brief counseling and consulting services to the Department of Defense statewide and abroad. She also participated in numerous workshops regarding deployment and reintegration as well as other health and wellness issues to military members and their families. Laurie has also participated in On-Demand and Summer Camp assignments throughout Minnesota for the Army National Guards, Air National Guards, Navy Reserves and Air Force Reserves. This work assisted in developing an understanding of the role of the DOD and the importance of the support roles and missions.

Laurie Terhune received her Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership and Education from Saint Mary’s University and received her Master’s degree in Applied Psychology and Rehabilitation from Saint Cloud State University. Laurie is a licensed psychologist and registered Addictions Specialist with competencies in severe persistent mental illness, mood disorders, stress management, crisis intervention and supervision. Laurie also received training as a Family Group Decision Making Facilitator from the Center for Law and Leadership, William Mitchell college of Law and has received certification as a qualified neutral under rule 114 of the Minnesota general rules of practice from the Mediation Center for Dispute Resolution, Hamline University Law School. In addition, Laurie is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management for individuals and groups and was a former trainer for DHS Child and Welfare Department in Family Group Decision Making and Conflict Management for workers and supervisors. She has been in private practice for over twenty years specializing in individual, family and couples therapy.

I help people who are looking for support with:
Relationship issues
Couples counseling
Life transition
Mood disorders – anxiety, depression
Stress management
Self esteem
Chronic illness

You can email Laurie at [email protected].