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THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Promoting Mental Health & Wellness
LAURA WRIGHT, ED.D.
I am a Licensed Psychologist in private practice at the Center for Children and Families in Waco, Texas. A life long resident of Waco, Texas, I attended Waco I.S. D. schools, graduating from Jefferson –Moore High School in 1978. I attended McLennan Community College and then transferred to Baylor University. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Education in 1985.
While working as a classroom teacher, I completed my Master of Educational Psychology in 1990. Working as a school counselor and then as a Licensed Professional Counselor, I continued my education at Baylor. In 1994, I graduated with my Doctorate in Educational Psychology. After completing a year internship at Counseling and Assessment Insights, I was licensed as a psychologist in 1995.
Because of my strong interest in education and my training in Educational Psychology, I am also licensed as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. My background in working with students with emotional disturbance in the public school prepares me to work with children and families addressing behavior problems, parenting issues, and coping with changes, such as divorce and remarriage.
I have done additional training in working with couples and blended families. I am trained as an EMDR therapist and am currently seeking certification in that therapy technique. I am especially interested in working with anxiety and depression in all ages of individuals from children to senior adults.