Laurie Lahti, Clinical Intern
Education & credentials
- Intern through M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Oakland University- Expected Graduation 2022
- Masters in Teaching, Marygrove College
- Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200)
- Member of Yoga Alliance
- Member of the American Counseling Association
- Member of Chi Sigma Iota, National Honor Society for Counseling
I am passionate about helping clients to relieve suffering, build resilience, and pursue wellness. This begins with a strong therapeutic relationship between the counselor and the client, which requires safety and trust. I want to understand your story and work with you to set goals. I will utilize an integrative approach to therapy, based on your unique needs. My goal is to help you live your optimal life.
Life can be difficult, but therapy can help! With my caring and gentle nature, I will create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to express yourself freely. I will work collaboratively with you, exploring your issues and working toward the achievement of your goals. Having worked as an educator for over 20 years, I bring life experience to my second career in mental health counseling. Additionally, I have worked as a yoga instructor for the past decade, offering workshops on yoga for anxiety and depression. I love learning, and I will do all I can to understand your story, support you in your healing, and guide you toward a more fulfilling life.
What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
I love reading, yoga, and stand up paddle boarding.
What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
I practice a variety of self-care strategies, including: yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, mindfulness, walking outside, and petting my dogs.
What was your dream job in elementary school?
My dream job in elementary school was to be an artist.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
My favorite movies are Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Dead Poets Society.