Dr Laura Author

Dr. Laura L. Walsh is a clinical psychologist, addictions expert, author, and educator. She is the Director of the Wilmette Counseling Center and co-founder of the addiction and recovery firm, Resolute Recovery. She earned a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a emphasis in Substance Use Disorders. She won a coveted academic research award for her original study, “Addiction Factors Within Obesity,” as well as multiple other accolades for her work. An award winning researcher, professional author and keynote speaker, her current interest is the regulatory intersection of substances on ADHD symptoms.

A love letter to my Dad

Today marks seventeen years since an incredible man left us. You probably didn’t know him but if you know me, you’ve see more than...

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Is addiction a disease?

Not everyone agrees addiction is a disease. Does it help or hinder recovering addicts to think about their struggles in this way?...

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How is substance use different in men and women?

Should treatment of substance use disorders in men and women be individualized? Research provides key differences between use of marijuana,...

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Beyond Depression – Therapy Lights

Starting as large, expensive boxes, therapy lights have gone beyond seasonal depression. Ranging in size, they are about to become your...

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Divorce: Wisdom from the Kitchen

It’s been said that how you’re married is how you’ll divorce. In my experience, the right ingredients and cooking methods can make a...

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Perfection: Growing Out of Pristine into Good Enough

As a recovering perfectionist, I can recall many times when I chose endless revisions to an email or school paper over sanity. Through the...

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