Laura Eubanks Gambrel, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC
Welcome to my website! I am a therapist, clinical supervisor, mindfulness teacher, researcher, and scholar. My clinical and research interests focus on how to improve couple and family relationships, specifically through mindfulness-based interventions. My work is centered on a relational mindfulness framework that integrates experiential therapy, attachment theory, social justice, mindfulness, embodiment, Buddhist philosophy, and systemic thinking to promote intra- and interpersonal attunement while honoring experiences of power, privilege, and marginalization. I specialize in couples therapy, mindfulness instruction, the transition to parenthood, and supervision/training of family therapists.
I am an associate professor in the marriage and family therapy program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I received my doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Virginia Tech and my master's degree in contemplative psychotherapy from Naropa University. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional counselor. I am also trained as a play therapist. Please see my about me page to learn more about my education, research, teaching, and clinical experience.
A list of my recent publications and conference presentations are available on this website.
I developed the Mindful Transition to Parenthood Program and enjoy working with new and expecting parents wherever they are located.