Laura M. Allen

Laura Allen, M.A, ATR-BC brings more than 15 years of experience as a therapist to her role at Positively People. Laura’s work with adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and their families – and her research on family dynamics – has equipped her well for our focus on leadership and also family-held businesses. Laura brings a compassionate view with a clinician’s eye – and self-discipline – to her work with our clients.

As a consultant here, she focuses on leadership and team development, executive coaching, psychometric, personality and competency assessments, and leadership curriculum design and implementation.

Volunteer/ Community

  • Hearts Mend Hearts-offered grief support to residents faced with the trauma of the Charleston AME church shooting
  • Art of Recovery through the South Carolina Department of Mental Health during the Charleston Spoleto Arts Festival
  • Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteer for Hurricane Katrina and Rita
  • Point of Hope Grief Counselor
  • Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Mentor

Degrees and Certifications

  • The Pennsylvania State University- B.A. of Psychology
  • The George Washington University-M.A. of Art Therapy
  • Board Certified Art Therapist
  • Certified in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR-T)
  • Certified in PXT Select Assessment Performance Model, Wiley Corporation
  • Pending certification in Everything DiSC Behavioral Suite of Assessments, Wiley Corporation