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Laura Wade Shirley, MA

Laura Wade Shirley is a wife, mother of three, therapist, and teacher. She graduated from The Seattle School in 2002 with an MA in Counseling. She worked with children and families in community mental health for three years, prior to opening a private practice in 2003, where she now sees clients in Seattle and Woodinville. Since 2006, Laura Wade has taught and supervised students at The Seattle School in practicum and case conference classes.

Laura Wade’s involvement with The Seattle School also includes facilitation and supervision work with The Allender Center, and she is a Circle Facilitator with the Resilient Leaders Project.

In her counseling, her teaching, and her time spent with Seattle School students and Allender Center participants, Laura Wade focuses on the hope and healing that can be found in journeying alongside another on the counseling path. She believes that transformation happens in the context of relationship, and that beauty rises from the ashes of darkness and pain. Laura Wade delights in working with others to find freedom in the midst of anxiety, depression, and histories of sexual abuse and trauma.