Laura M. McLaughlin, LMFT, LMHC, CEIP-MH

(She / Her)

About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist. Over the last 25 years, I have worked with youth and families in residential, community, home-based, outpatient and nature based settings. In addition to my equine practice located at Moonlight Ranch in Tyngsboro, MA, I also work at North Star Guidance Center, a virtual collaborative group practice. I partner with families, couples and individuals of all ages overcome emotional difficulties originating from traumatic life experiences. My areas of interests also include clinical supervision, consultation, caregiver support, EMDR, neurofeedback, clinical hypnosis, meditation, farm based therapy, nature based therapy and psychotherapy with equine interaction. My passion for healing in partnership with my own desire to incorporate horses back into my life led me to integrate horses into my therapy practice. Although I value and respect a variety of approaches, I find myself astounded by the human-equine relationship and its ability to support connection and nurture new insights. Human-equine interactions involve attunement and co-regulation. This practice can cultivate feelings of confidence, curiosity and calm all of which can help us tend to previously inaccessible burdens. This awareness led me to my talented four legged partners.

Education & Experience

M.Ed. Counseling

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Certified Board of Equine Interaction Professionals AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


Flex spending, credit, check, cash.