Laurie A. Couture
Laurie A. Couture is the author of Instead of Medicating and Punishing and the upcoming book, Nurturing and Empowering Our Sons. She is an expert in child behavior, learning, and attachment and a specialist in treating developmental trauma in children and youths. Through her writing, speaking, workshops, and consulting, Laurie helps families and professionals heal behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges naturally, by restoring the child’s natural cycle of homeostasis. Laurie has 24 years of clinical and professional experience with youths and families as a consultant, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and EMDR practitioner, as well as in the fields of foster and adoption social work, juvenile justice, and education. In September 2017, Laurie tragically lost her beloved 23-year-old son to suicide. Laurie adopted Brycen from the foster care system when he was 11. He suffered severe child abuse and neglect and over a dozen foster and group home placements prior to finding his forever family. Laurie was featured in the documentaries, The War On Kids and Class Dismissed and was a researcher for The Red Pill.