Laurie Orlando, JD, MA, LPC, NCC 


Licensed, Nationally Certified Professional Counselor, 

Attorney, and Speaker


















Laurie has over 26 years of experience presenting and training others on a variety of topics in both the legal and mental health field. Her wide range of experience enables her to design, organize, and prepare programs to inspire, motivate, and train others. Her dynamic approach includes the use of humor, and experiential hands on activities, in addition to lecture and the creative use of technology, to enhance your learning opportunities and accommodate all types of learning styles.

Her private practice includes work with all age groups in individual, couple, family, and group settings. She has offices in Lake Orion and Shelby Township. My wide range of experience enables me to guide my clients through their own decision making process in a way that affirms who they are, and insures that they are doing what’s right for them. As a Christian, I know that faith often plays a part in the healing process, and I allow my clients the freedom to explore their own beliefs, should they desire.


Special Interests:

Grief and loss
Child, adolescent, and family issues
Parenting children with special needs, Autism spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy
Mid-life and retirement issues
Career transitions
Premarital and Marriage education and counseling
Stress management
Play therapy
Mentoring and supervision of new counselors

Education and Training:

Specialty Certificate in Couple and Family Counseling, Oakland University 2006
M.A. in Counseling, Oakland University 2005
J.D., Wayne State University Law School 1987
B.A. with Honors in Psychology, Wayne State University 1984
Trained in Supervision, Oakland University 2008

Michigan Counseling Association, Governing Council 2005-2007, Michigan Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, President 2005-2007, State Bar of Michigan, Lawyers and Judges Assistance Committee 2006-2008, Michigan Hospice Organization, Board member 2005-2008 and Past President


Contact: laurie@treesideinstitute.org