Laurel Sims-Stewart, M.Ed., ATR, LPCC, IMHP
Content Developer, Podcast Host + Educator, Academy of Integrative Mental Health
Therapist + Director of Community Outreach, Bridge Counseling & Wellness
Laurel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a background in art therapy. She completed her M.Ed., in Counseling with a Concentration in Art Therapy from the University of Louisville in 2012. Laurel is the recipient of the 2019 Bridge to Light Award for Child Counseling and Support. She also serves on the board of the Kentucky Art Therapy Association. In her work with the Academy, Laurel assists in content production, development, and training. She is also co-host of the Academy's Integrative Conversation podcast.
In her clinical work, Laurel specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and life stage transitions. Throughout her time in practice, she has always gravitated toward an integrative, insight-based approach that also includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meditation, psychoeducation, and expressive techniques. She encourages all of her clients to take an active role in writing the narrative of their life by including elements of mind, body, and spirit throughout.