Laura Niewald is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who brings over 20 years of personal development, professional training and life experience to her work. After many years in the service industry, corporate training and development and the healing arts, Laura returned to Metropolitan State University to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and wellness. She received her Masters Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy from The Adler Graduate School in 2001. Laura's path to private practice includes work in an adolescent residential treatment facility; a group home with developmentally disabled adults; a half way house for male felons; and six years of family and individual therapy work in a Twin Cities' based mental health clinic.
Laura's strength-based approach, combined with her gentle and compassionate energy, is helpful in establishing the trust needed to work through life's challenging issues. Her enthusiastic and hopeful disposition inspires her clients to maintain the personal desire necessary to attaining their therapeutic goals.
Laura is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, making use of specially designed relationship inventories and working with couples to empower, strengthen and develop their relationship skills as they prepare for marriage or in the context of their existing long-term relationship. Prepare/Enrich is a uniquely positioned program, enabling couples and their facilitator to identify and address specific issues and obstacles that inhibit communication and intimacy in the relationship.