Welcome Dinner Speaker - Laura Torres

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Laura Torres is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained practitioner. She currently works for the YWCA Greater Austin as a lead counselor and parttime with Travis County Counseling and Education Services as an Offender Education Instructor. She received a Bachelor in Psychology from St. Edward's University in 2008 and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Texas State University in 2017. Collectively, Laura has over 10-years experience providing direct client services and instructional programing in correctional institutions, residential and outpatient treatment settings and community non-profits. She is personally and professionally passionate about the intersection of mental health issues and public policy.