Who We Are
Laurie Wevers , MA IMF
Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
Certified Spiritual Director
*Laurie will be joining us at The Soul Care House starting August 15, 2016.
"Reeling from a traumatic fallout in a church ministry position, I found myself waving the white flag on religion, Christians, and God. It was at this time in life when an intuitive professor told me that there was a safe place to wrestle out my questions, grief, anger, and relationship with God, called spiritual direction.
Spiritual direction became the catalyst for the transformation of my entire life. I didn't know that questioning my faith and being angry with God was allowed. My spiritual director created such a gentle, liberating, and safe space for me to unleash EVERYTHING. This unleashing pushed me past what I thought my initial questions were, to the depths of my childhood pain where I was always hiding from an angry, religious father. It was at this time that the partnership of therapy and spiritual direction began to strip away the old and usher in a sort of freedom I never thought possible.
It is my joy to be able to offer the same transformative combination to the clients I serve. As a therapist and spiritual director, I work with clients facing a variety of issues such as spiritual/ sexual abuse, depression, trauma, and any/all things surrounding spirituality. When working with trauma/abuse survivors, I utilize a therapy that was highly instrumental in my own journey called EMDR. For more information about EMDR, visit the international site: www.emdria.org."
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” - Rainer Maria Rilke
Laurie is a recent Wisconsin/Minnesota transplant who has been a fully licensed therapist in Minnesota for 4+ years. She is currently working toward full licensure in California.
Laurie specializes in:
- EMDR trained
- Sexual abuse
- Religious abuse
LICENSING, ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern #94056
Certificate in Spiritual Direction: Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, Lino Lakes, MN
M.A. In Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
B.S. In Youth and Social Science from Crown College, Waconia, Minnesota