Dr. Laura Clark is a speaker, writer, professor, sex therapist, professional counselor, and founder of Empowered 2 Breakthrough. She is a Subject Matter Expert on Healthy Sexuality and earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, Ph.D. in Christian Counseling Psychology, MS in Community Counseling, BSED in Educational Psychology, and a post-graduate certificate in Clinical Sex Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Ambassador of Hope for domestic minor sex trafficking. Dr. Laura has completed outreach training for victims of sexual exploitation, the Suicide "PAIR" (Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Recovery) Certification Program, and training in the Intimacy Therapy counseling model.
Dr. Laura is a Graduate Assistant Professor with teaching experience for Healthy Sexuality, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction, Crisis Counseling, Counseling Women, Addictions and The Recovery Process, Substance Abuse:
Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention, Biological Aspects of Addiction and Recovery, Life Coaching, Premarital and Marital Counseling, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Human Growth and Development, Human Services Counseling, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, and Multicultural Counseling.
She has provided counseling or teaching in the following settings: pain management and health psychology center, inpatient mental health and substance abuse hospitals, private practice, hospital emergency rooms, government health and human services, and University education. Dr. Laura has provided sexual assault crisis intervention, cancer support, marriage and parenting enrichment, consulting, program planning and evaluation services for child and family protective services, state and federal grant coordination for county health and human services, and comprehensive biopsychosocial, sexual and substance abuse assessments. She directed a Christian counseling and coaching ministry centered upon sexual counseling, trauma, abuse, addiction, and mental health.
Dr. Laura Clark
Break Free From Sexual Shame
Throughout the years of personal life events, providing professional counseling, and as a counselor educator, the Lord began to show Dr. Laura common areas people often bury under a mask unknown to others while consumed in sexual shame. Dr. Laura’s experiences gave her greater compassion, empathy, and a desire for our culture to break free, get “real & relational", remove stigmas, and create honest dialogue on difficult sexual subjects creating strongholds, destroying lives and relationships, preventing living out one’s divine purpose, and negatively impacting our culture. Instead of burying our sexual shame, we seek to exchange our shame for living out the abundant life and walking in our divine purpose.
Dr. Laura provides teaching and ministry on breaking free from sexual shame through the power of entering our story and celebrating God transforming us as grace rewrites our stories. She shares how God set her free from the shame of sexual trauma and abuse and is passionate about being a voice for the voiceless. Dr. Laura envisions a culture that lives authentically in a safe community of love liberated from wearing masks and strongholds covered in shame and secrets. Breaking free from sexual shame allows us to embrace a culture free to give and receive love revealing God's glory in our lives by healing our hearts, minds, souls, relationships, communities, and culture.
Despite your life experiences, secrets, differences, and past, Dr. Laura empowers you to join arms with one another in a culture abounding in grace, truth, and love, free from sexual shame and humbly surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all areas of your life while experiencing God’s abundant blessings. She encourages you to embrace the light of hope, walk in your life's calling, and live out your identity in whom God says you are. You are loved, victorious, adequate, worthy, and deserving of a life free from sexual shame. You are destined for a mighty purpose and to leave a positive legacy for future generations.