Laura Shipman holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Certification in Addictions Counseling. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Denver and has been a part of the Building Warriors Team since 2017. Laura spent over twenty years working within correctional settings with men and women. She designed, implemented and evaluated numerous treatment programs, which received national recognition.
Over the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to work in behavioral health facilities, day treatment centers, correctional facilities and community programs. Working within these environments she advocated and provided training around self-care and life/work balance. Working within high adrenaline environments she experienced, as well as observed, the impact of stress on a person’s emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Building Warriors is a peer run nonprofit specialty group of responder counselors and peer specialists providing direct services and training to support emergency responders, healthcare professionals, and others afflicted by traumatic experience.