Laurie N. Furman, MS, MSW, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

Cultural humility is critical to my approach to EMDR therapy. I provide therapy that is sensitive to each client's identities, experiences, and beliefs.

Education & Experience

I have been serving children, adolescents, and their families since 1989. I have worked in a range of settings including community mental health centers, long-term inpatient mental health psychiatric facilities, family services agencies, and private practice. I provide ongoing EMDR consultation to a variety of agencies throughout the Midwest and Southeast. I also facilitate parent training workshops and group therapy for children and their parents on such topics as grief/loss, divorce, social skills, and gifted/talented needs. I have presented more than 50 workshops and papers at local and national conferences in the area of child development, social work, and education. I have also authored and co-authored 8 articles in professional journals in the area of education, child development, and social policy including Developmental Psychology and Child Development.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Greater St. Louis Trauma Recovery Network lead coordinator

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield