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Laurence Towner

Staff Therapist

Credentials
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
Practice Locations
  • First McKinney Baptist Church
  • Central Office
Life Stages
  • Adolescents, 13-17 years
  • College, Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
Areas of Focus
  • Codependency
  • Grief and loss
  • Guilt and shame
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance abuse/addiction
Languages
  • English
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, Union University
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary

Philosophy

My desire as a therapist is to provide a safe environment to offer hope and restoration. I believe the therapeutic process provides a space different from any other in our day to day life. Relationship is the source of great hurt and wounding and relationship also serves as the pathway to growth and healing. Therapy is relational in nature and my goal is to create space to model characteristics of healthy relationship. Through the redemption of relationship and healing I believe we are able to gain more of our true selves and step into the freedom of who God created each one of us to be. It is a joy to walk alongside a client as we create an atmosphere where hope is restored and change is possible.

Laurence moved to Dallas to attend graduate school at Dallas Theological Seminary where she received her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. As a student she began her work with Windhaven House, a sober living facility for women struggling with substance abuse and addiction. She later joined their counseling team which included individual counseling as well as an Intensive Outpatient Program working with women and their families. She became familiar with the 12 steps of recovery as well as the freedom that can be found from the binds of addiction. She moved to Memphis, Tennessee to join a group private practice, Kardia Collective (formerly Sage Hill Counseling).

While working with Sage Hill, Laurence was able to work with a variety of age groups and found a passion for working with individuals to regain a sense of self and be able to explore together each individual story. The art of story and regaining a sense of who God created each one of us to be led Laurence to learn and grow through training through the Spiritual Roots System. During her time in Memphis, Laurence also led group therapy at Bradford Health Services' Intensive Outpatient Program. Laurence considers it a gift to be able to sit with those seeking change and healing. She desires to share in the stories of others and walk alongside those seeking to live fully.

Laurence loves being around her friends and family. She loves taking her dog for a walk and spending time with her niece.


Additional areas of focus:
Boundaries
Bullying
Chronic pain
Codependency
Coping with divorce, blended families
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Faith and spirituality
Family therapy
Grief and loss
Group therapy
Guilt and shame
Identity and self-image
Infertility, miscarriage
LGBTQ+
Life changes/transitions
Marriage, couples
Relationship issues
Sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse
Substance abuse/addiction
Trauma
Women's issues, young women

Certifications

  • Spiritual Roots System Training Level I