Laurie Belanger LCSWR is the founder and owner of Willow Integrative Services LLC. This growing project focuses on promoting cross discipline approaches and better collaboration and communication across the community. Laurie works with Pediatricians & Primary Care Providers, School Districts & Individual Educators, Adoption Agencies, Church Communities, Community Medical Centers, and other organizations looking for assistance in the area of Trauma Informed Care and Mental Health Education; especially those regarding children.
She is passionate about providing practical and easily implemented tools and strategies to those outside of the professional mental health community who wish to better meet the emotional and mental health needs of those they serve.
Laurie is a TBRI ® Practitioner. TBRI® stands for Trust Based Relational Intervention. TBRI® is an attachment-based, evidence-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs. Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. As a TBRI® Practitioner, Laurie may be contacted to provide TBRI Caregiver Training for parents and families.
Laurie is a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant. EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and many other international health agencies. This powerful psychotherapy approach has helped over an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. Laurie provides presentations to other mental health professionals, including other EMDR trained therapists, on ways in which she has incorporated TBRI® into EMDR therapy. This is of particular interest to therapists interested in the topics of Attachment Theory, Sensory Integration and increased Somatic Interventions in therapy, and Trauma Informed Behavioral change skills to offer families and schools.
If you or your organization are interested in contracting with Laurie for a training or presentation please e-mail lbelanger@Willowintegrative.com or call the main office at 716/276-9520.
In the future, established upcoming training and webinars will be announced on this web page.