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Laurie Sanders, Relationship Counselor

A person's "heart withers if it does not answer another heart." Pearl S. Buck

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Counseling For Struggling Families:

  • Does conflict end up with everyone feeling lonely and disconnected?
  • Was your relationship with your child close but now you don't feel closeness or trust?
  • Are you just starting out as a parent and afraid you're going to repeat your parent's mistakes? (Or have you been parenting for awhile and see you're making some mistakes you swore you'd never do?)

Sometimes we need to reach out for some support to succeed at the toughest job we'll ever have, which is parenting. I  can help you to clarify what the trouble is in your family and give you some resources to help. I have two grown children so I know much about how aspects of our culture can feel like they are pulling your child away from you. I also know how, in the heat of the moment, we say or do things we regret but can't seem to change. There are things you can do to reconnect with your child, to develop a trusting, loving, emotionally close relationship that will last a lifetime.

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) For Help in Your Family
If you see me for family therapy, I will focus on helping you and your child(ren) talk about the feelings that come up during conflicts, and help each person to see that each truly loves the other and does not mean to make the other feel unaccepted, unloved or unvalued. From this change in perspective, families can develop the secure attachment that enables family members to become respectful, close and supportive.


(date to be rescheduled)

Workshop Co-Facilitated by Laurie Sanders, LMFT #49465

TEDx Talk With Wisdom for All Parents:

Be There For Your Child

TEDx Talk about Children Hiding Their Vulnerabilities

The Masks We All Wear

Can we smile at these memories?

Coke ad captures the reality of early parenthood

My office is at:
701 High Street Suite 228
Auburn, CA 95603


Call or Text: (530) 906-0718





Auburn & Colfax Couples Counseling | Marriage Therapy | Individual Counseling | Family Counseling