Laura Geffre is a limited licensed professional counselor specializing in individual and couples counseling at Life’s Work Clinic in Kalkaska, Michigan. She has a forensic psychology master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University, is licensed through the State of Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs since 2021 and is a member of American Counseling Association and the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association.
Laura has been a resident of Kalkaska since 2013 and has 2 sons. She is a devoted animal lover with a menagerie of fur and feathered children at home. As both an avid outdoors woman and exercise enthusiast it is not uncommon to see her encouraging clients to get outside and just breath.
Laura’s work history has been very diverse. She spent 13 years as an accountant in Billings, Montana before going back to school as an adult learning looking for a career that she could be passionate about. Although criminal justice was very interesting to her, after her internship at Pugsley Correctional Facility in Kingsley, Michigan she decided that she needed to find a more fulfilling way of helping her community. Consequently, following the completion of her master’s degree, Laura interned at Shawono Juvenile Facility in Roscommon, Michigan, and Life’s Work Clinic. Ultimately, Life’s Work Clinic was the better fit to encourage and expand her passion in counseling and helping people to heal.
As a counselor, Laura strives to help clients with emotions, thoughts and behaviors that have become problematic in their daily lives. She works with each person to assist them in overcoming obstacles they may face through a solution-focused and person-centered approach. She believes that all people can discover change within themselves and find their greater purpose, while remaining true to the uniqueness that is innately built into each one of them. Laura’ work with clients is focused on assisting them to build up a stronger foundation to achieve greater happiness.
Laura specializes in working with people who are struggling with mood disorders, personality disorders, and/or trauma. In individual and group settings, Laura offers a safe, caring, and compassionate environment for all individuals seeking support surrounding self-exploration, trauma, substance use, depression, anxiety, career, and other topics.
Additionally, Laura is an active member in the local Veterans community. As a member of the local American Legion Auxiliary and the daughter of retired Army, Air Force and Marine military parents, Laura would love to continue to offer her services to Veteran’s and first responders. She believes that through a healthy therapeutic counseling relationship, every service member, active or retired, and community servant can unlock resolutions to the issue’s they may be facing.