Lauri comes to us with decades of personal and professional experience. As one of our counselors, she supports the everyday operations of our FRF intensive Outpatient Program branch in beautiful Los Angeles, Ca. She is a mental health professional with a holistic approach. Her interest in the study/work of addiction and trauma stems from her childhood experiences with her close family members battling alcoholism and addiction. She is a proud United States Navy Veteran who assisted in multiple drug operations as a Team Leader for her Trident Ordnance Team. Also, as a former civil servant as a Jail Operations administrative position and a 911 Dispatcher. She enjoys traveling the world with her loving husband and sons, supporting veterans, and first responders with living a healthy lifestyle through: mind, body, skin and spirit model. The use of mindful meditation, yoga and other healthy daily practices include self-care techniques with nutrition, sleep and rest, physical agility and exercise and hydration. She has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University, Ca.