Dr. Laurent practices with a collaborative approach to care that focuses on the whole person. She believes respect and communication are the foundations of a partnership with her patients, and this collaboration empowers them to live their healthiest and most balanced lives. As a psychiatrist, she prescribes medication thoughtfully while understanding the unique biological, psychological, and social factors contributing to each person’s story. She provides evidence-based medication management, psychoeducation, and supportive therapy. She is continually amazed at the resiliency and adaptability she witnesses daily in people. Working with them to achieve optimum wellness in all aspects of life is a privilege.
Dr. Laurent also invites collaboration with other providers when appropriate, including psychotherapists, primary care providers, and others, to provide the most comprehensive care. Her training has prepared her to treat various psychiatric conditions such as depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, OCD, PTSD, etc. She has experience treating eating disorders and working with specialized populations such as veterans and athletes. She has additional professional interests in cultural psychiatry and lifestyle medicine.
Dr. Laurent received her undergraduate degree at Loyola University Chicago. She completed medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency in Psychiatry at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry (ISSP) and is working toward additional certification in Sports Psychiatry.
She enjoys time with friends/family, travel, reading, hiking, and yoga in her spare time.