Secondary Location

(949) 885-0470

Where to Reach Me

(949) 885-0470

Education & Training

Laura Lee Townsend, AMFT, APCC, CHHC

Knowledge is power. 

I truly love what I do and I believe that learning is a life-long pursuit. 

I graduated from Pepperdine University summa cum laude with my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I received specialized training in trauma recovery using EMDR therapy from EMDR Professional Training, which is an program. I received my certification in holistic health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and my Bachelor's degree in Magazine Journalism from Ohio University. 

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

Here are all the courses, conferences, seminars, and trainings I attend to make sure I'm providing my clients with the best evidence-based and current techniques and treatment methods:

  • Certified EMDR Therapist Training - September 2023
  • "The Power of the Pain: EMDR Therapy, Addiction and Recovery" - July 2023
  • Continuing Education: Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention - July 2021
  • "EMDR for Peak Performance: EMDR for Creatives and Athletes" - April 2020
  • EMDR Basic Training Certification - EMDR Professional Training - March 2019
  • "The Many Applications of EMDR" - OC CAMFT Seminar - November 2018
  • "Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification Training" - NAADAC Training Course - November 2018
  • "The Basics of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)" - OC CAMFT Seminar - July 2018
  • "What's Hot in Aging Research" - University of Southern California School of Gerontology Seminar - April 2018
  • "Integration in Relationships and the Brain" - OC CAMFT Seminar - March 2018
  • "The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Mucosal Immunity" - APEX Seminar - February 2018
  • Evolution of Psychotherapy 5-Day Conference - December 2017
  • "Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Couples Training" - OC CAMFT Workshop - November 2017
  • Integrative Medicine for Mental Health 3-Day Conference - September 2017
  • "Using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy With Complex Trauma Patients" - OC CAMFT Seminar - April 2017
  • "Healing From Infidelity - 3 Exercises to Rebuild Trust" - Workshop - March 2017
  • "Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Affirming Therapy" - Pepperdine University Seminar - February 2017
  • "Gluten, Leaky Gut and the Autoimmunity Connection" - APEX Seminar - December 2016
  • "Understanding Menopause and Andropause" - APEX Seminar - August 2016
  • "Redefining Our Relationships" - Queer University Online Course - July 2016

Please look around my site and get a good feel for who I am and how I can serve you. If I seem like someone you would like to collaborate with, please reach out today