Trainings & Presentations

sign.jpgLaurie Belanger LCSWR 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 or call the main office at 716/276-9520.

In the future, established upcoming trainings and webinars will be announced on this webpage.

 *New*- Attention Parents!!!

Parents Night: Just Show Up. An Evening of Company & Encouragement for Parents

Tired? Missing connection with other adults?

But don’t want to have to explain? Feel like there’s just no room to invest in friendships right now?

Wish you could just hang out

with other parents who “get it”.

Parenting is hard work and sometimes there is a season that can get pretty lonely.


Come hang out with us!

Parent (You can just show up and be you) Night!

Everyone present is a parent

going through a “tough season”.

You can talk about that …or not. You can make a craft….. or not. You can smile, cry, or laugh.

Just show up!

7/25/19 7pm-9pm

9880 Transit Road Suite A East Amherst NY 14051

Laurie Belanger LCSWR’s

Private Practice Counseling Suite

$5 to help cover the cost of snacks and crafty thing (something super easy)

Register at:

More details as they become available on the website