Therapist, Spiritual Healer, Author, Speaker and Meditation Guide
Laura is a multifaceted professional, seamlessly merging her roles as a Therapist, Spiritual Healer, Author, Speaker, and Meditation Guide. Drawing on her scientific training and expertise in psycho-neurological issues, Laura enriches her approach with a deep understanding of shamanic practices, a legacy she inherited from her great-grandmother, the renowned healer Guadalupe Galvan Rivera (1906-1970).
Rooted in Mexiquito, Texas, Laura's ancestral lineage has been a wellspring of healing wisdom, with her great-grandmother, affectionately known as Lupe, being celebrated for her curandero practice and a unique blend of spiritual insight and psychological acumen. Laura delves into the transformative processes that echo Lupe's practices, employing rituals, cleanings, and energy work to address internal obstacles, unraveling the intricate connections between negative psychological imagery and neurological patterns that ensnare and haunt our lives.
Laura guides individuals through life challenges, viewing them as opportunities for growth. Her sessions are a fusion of neuroscience techniques, therapeutic approaches, and shamanistic practices tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. A co-author of the groundbreaking textbook "Psychoneuroplasticity Protocols in Addiction" with Dr. Frank Lawlis in 2015, Laura has also contributed to "Nature and Animal Rituals," shedding light on the transformative power inherent in ancestral rituals.
With a rich background in behavioral neuroscience research, Laura served as a Research Associate at Texas A&M, focusing on the impact of lead in the brain on addictive cocaine use. A licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, she directed a PsychoNeuroPlasticity center in Texas for eight years, contributing significantly to the understanding of chemical dependency.
Laura's expertise extends to the national stage, where she has had the honor of speaking at various conferences, sharing her profound insights on neuroplasticity and spirituality integrated into treatment and healing. Currently based in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, Laura extends her impactful work through a private practice, offering transformative experiences that blend the realms of science, spirituality, and healing.