Author, Psychotherapist, Coach
After more than 40 years of practicing psychotherapy and coaching, Dr. Laurie Weiss had no intention of starting a new phase of her career. Then a colleague helped her resolve her persistent, hyper-sensitivity to noisy places, using an amazing new technique. She was astounded that he did it in just a few minutes while standing on the sidewalk outside a restaurant, using only words.
Dr. Weiss was so intrigued with this recently discovered tool that she and her husband, Dr. Jonathan B Weiss, went to Nova Scotia, Canada, to learn to help their clients make important life changes in a fraction of the time, and with a fraction of the pain ordinarily associated with psychotherapy.
Four years and considerable studying later, they became the only Certified Master Logosynthesis® Practitioners and Basic Trainers in the United States.
Being innovative was nothing new to Laurie Weiss. Encouraged by her parents to be independent, at age 14, in 1954, she talked the local druggist into hiring her as his first delivery girl! As a teenager, Dr. Weiss read science fiction stories about how ordinary people could do extraordinary things and was determined to find the right teachers to help her learn to do those things too.
Her first book, Recovery from CoDependency: It’s Never Too Late to Reclaim Your Childhood, which was co-authored with her husband, sold 40,000 copies. Acclaimed by John Bradshaw as the only psychotherapist who used a truly developmental approach to Inner Child work, she and her husband taught at Addiction Recovery conferences for several years.
Laurie Weiss has long believed that ordinary people can learn to help themselves solve all kinds of problems if only they have the right tools. Through her teaching and writing, she has specialized in making those tools accessible to anyone. She is known for her expertise in writing in a way that makes complex professional information usable by ordinary people.
She earned an MA in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Health and Human Services while practicing, writing, and raising her family. She is certified as a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, and Master Certified Coach.
She is the author of 13 books, several ebooks, and numerous articles. Her work has been translated into German, Chinese, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Arabic, and has been taught in 13 different countries.
Laurie has two children and five grandchildren. She loves mixing business and pleasure and has enjoyed visiting with professional colleagues and friends around the globe. Lately, she and her husband have discovered the delights of learning publishing and internet marketing while cruising with friends and colleagues.