The cure for the pain lies in the pain.
— Jelaladdin Rumi
 
 

 

About Laurie

laurie-buehler-therapist-san-rafael-petaluma.jpg

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

My own path of healing and transformation has greatly influenced who I am as a psychotherapist. My father died when I was young, and the experience profoundly changed my life. I also was physically and emotionally debilitated as a young adult from a severe chronic pain diagnosis. Through body-mind-spirit interventions, I am fully and completely healed. 

I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for the past 15 years throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I received my MS in Counseling from Dominican University, and my BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado with a minor in Peace & Conflict Studies. 

In addition to my private practice, I have enjoyed facilitating transformation with a variety of clients of all ages and therapists-in-training in the hospice setting. I also have extensive experience working with teens, preteens, and young adults in schools and community mental health. In 2018, I joined the Counseling Dept. at Sonoma State University as an adjunct faculty member.

I am fluent in Spanish, and I have lived and travelled extensively in Latin America and Asia.


See my LinkedIn profile for more details.
 

THERAPEUTIC STYLE

My therapeutic style is influenced by my extensive training and practice in these areas:

  • Somatics (body-oriented psychotherapy)

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Hospice Work

  • Intuitive Studies

  • Yoga

  • Non-Violent Communication

  • Biofeedback

  • Eastern & Judeo-Christian Based Spirituality