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Growing up in a military family, Dr. Laurie grew up all over the U.S. and in Japan. He came to psychology after a career as a classical musician.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Argosy University (2012). He received his master’s (2017) degree and Ph.D. (2020) in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multicultural community and clinical psychology from Alliant International University, Los Angeles where he worked in research focusing on adolescent sexuality and same-gender couples.
Experienced in community mental health and university counseling, Dr. Laurie specializes in multicultural psychology, positive psychology, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, artists and performing artists’ issues, older adults, African Americans, life transitions, relationship challenges, and career transitions. He works from a psychodynamic orientation, integrating mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). He welcomes clients of all races.
The belief that therapy can help you find greater meaning, joy, and purpose in life and develop deeper, healthier connections with others is a driving factor in his work with clients. Dr. Laurie believes we all have power to reshape our lives. He takes a collaborative approach, working to create a safe and affirming space where clients can get to the heart of what they need to thrive.
A member of the Association of Black Psychologists, and California Psychological Association, Dr. Laurie is active with the San Diego Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. He is a postdoctoral fellow/ psychological associate (PSB94026658) supervised by Dr. Grace Ning (PSY27293) .