|Laura B. Harting, LCSW|
Before moving back to her home state of Pennsylvania in 2008, Laura served as children's program director and grief therapist at the Center for Living with Loss, a unit of Hospice of Central New York in Syracuse, New York. There she designed, developed, and grew the children's bereavement program. She also served as founding director of Camp Healing Hearts, a week-long outdoor camping experience for children who have lost a loved one.
Prior to joining Hospice of Central New York, Laura provided therapy to children in the Syracuse, New York community under the auspices of Onondaga Pastoral Counseling Center (OPCC). Her young clients included children identified as sexually abused, diagnosed with ADHD, children from divorcing families, and children with anxiety and depression. While at OPCC, Laura developed a family group therapy program with incarcerated women and their children at Jamesville Penitentiary.
Laura earned a bachelor's degree in social work from Syracuse University in 1978 and a master's degree in social work from the Catholic University of America in 1981. Actively involved in giving back to her profession, Laura currently provides supervision to junior staff at Life Counseling Services. She has trained school counselors to offer school-based grief support groups and has served as field placement supervisor for second-year MSW students. She also provides clinical supervision for social workers working toward state licensing.
In 2003 Laura was presented with a Spirit of Justice award by the U.S. Department of Justice for her work with traumatized children and families.
In 2008 Laura's work with grieving children was honored by special proclamation throughout Onondaga County, New York.