Laura Schneider CALM WITH LAURA

Laura Doerflinger Schneider, MS, LMHC
Counseling and Life Management

Kirkland, Washington
20 years experience counseling children, adolescents, adults and families
About Laura
Location / Contact Me

Existing Clients
    Waitlist Request
    Suggested Resources
    Contact Me

New Clients
    Payment and Schedule
        Becoming a Client
        New Client Forms
        Additional Forms

Available Services
    Counseling Services
        Children Under 12
        Adolescents Ages 13 to 18

    Social Skills Groups
        Casey's Clubhouse
        Casey's Clubhouse Summer Camp
        Eastside Teens

    Parent Education and Coaching
        Parent Education Group
        Parent Coaching
        Parent Counseling
Coming Soon
    Laura's Blog
Casey's Clubhouse
For more information on Casey's Clubhouse, please visit the Casey's Clubhouse website, Casey's Club for kids 1st-5th, or In The Middle for kids 6th-8th.

I am grateful for the opportunity to teach and lead groups of children in learning social skills. Children show wonderful social and emotional growth as they learn and practice social skills with other children.
We encourage parents to support their children's learning by reading the weekly Parent Letters and participate in the home activities, which help to reinforce social skills so that AMP skills extend to everyday life. After we observe your child in our club or camp, we write an evaluation mid-year and at the end of the year so that parents can see their child's growth.
These are some of the skills we offer your children in Casey's Clubhouse:
  • Who am I?
  • Making new friends
  • Respecting self and others
  • Who am I in a group?
  • Who am I in friendship?
  • Emotional awareness
  • Emotional self-regulation
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship management
  • Personal energy
  • Energy regulation
  • Positive and negative self-talk
  • Self-defeating beliefs
  • Thinking differently
  • Conversing with others
  • Acting out
  • Whole Body Awareness
  • Small and Big Problems
  • Social Motivation
  • Overcoming bullying
  • Listening
  • Problem Solving
  • Nurturing on-going friendships
  • Friendly behaviors: Sharing, Flexibility, Apologizing, Compromising, Patience, Eye contact
  • Inclusion and exclusion
This is what we expect from Casey's Clubhouse members:
  • Following Group Rules: We have rules in Casey's Clubhouse including listening with an open heart, eyes on speaker, keep hands and feet to oneself, raise a quiet hand, stay on track, keep your body quiet, speak when appropriate, follow directions, participate in conversations and activities. These rules, along with individual goals, guide us in offering your children tokens that are exchanged for prizes at the end of each session. Additionally, we give children positive feedback for their friendly behavior and encourage compliments among the group to reinforce change. We offered redirection when behavior distracts the group from learning or friendship making.
  • Completion of Home Activity: Children receive weekly home activities so that they can practice the skills we learn in the group. They share their work at the beginning of group and earn tokens for completion of the activity. For those who do not complete home activities, students are asked to share their thoughts on home activity and still receive some tokens for participating.

Laura Doerflinger Schneider, MS, LMHC
8752 122nd Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033