Laura Shockley is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She received undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Secondary Education from Boise State University. She also attended University of Idaho where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. After working in the Gooding and Mountain Home school districts for a few years, she went back to BSU and received her Master’s in Counseling in 2001. She then began her private counseling practice at Sage Health Care where she works with individuals (age 10 &up) along with also seeing couples and families.
The focus of her counseling is using a supportive, strength-based approach while integrating components from Adlerian, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and EMDR Therapy. (She is currently EMDR trained through the EMDR Institute).
Laura believes in the importance of establishing a safe, trusting environment so you, the client feels ready to begin exploring past and present issues that are getting in the way of creating healthy, positive change.
She has experience working with a variety of emotional, behavioral and mental issues including anxiety, mood disorders, bipolar disorders, attachment disorders, PTSD, grief and loss, and depression.
Laura is a native of Idaho and currently lives with her husband of 26 years and two teenage children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, exercising, riding horses, and attending her children’s activities.
Prior to your first appointment, please click on the red “New Patient Packet” link below to download the new patient forms. Please follow the instructions for each form and bring them to your appointment. If you have any questions, please call Sage Health Care at (208) 323-1125.