Dr. Laura L. Steele, PsyD

About Me

I am a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist in Orange County, California. I have been in private practice for nearly 30 years, working with individuals, couples, and families. I work collaboratively with my clients to address a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma. Since 2001, I have served as a Professor at Hope International University, where I also serve as the Dean of the College of Psychology and Counseling since 2009.

Education & Experience

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from CSU Long Beach, a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Hope International University, and a Doctor of Psychology from Alliant International University. I was trained in EMDR in 1995. I am currently certified in EMDR, an Approved Consultant and an EMDRIA Approved Trainer in EMDR. I served 6 years on the EMDRIA Board of Directors. Since 2007, I have conducted training in EMDR to both graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at HIU and licensed clinicians. I am also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDR) American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) California Association of Marriage and Familly Therapists (CAMFT) California Psychological Association (CPA) American Psychological Association (APA)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples


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