Laura Louise Green, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist, organizational consultant, and founder of Healthy Pour. After working in the hospitality and drinks industry for two decades, Laura utilizes her knowledge and skills as a trained mental health professional to facilitate training, growth, and healing within the hospitality industry and other creative sectors. After receiving her license to practice as a psychotherapist, Laura turned her sights on the hospitality industry, providing free psychoeducation to the community at large. This psychoeducation eventually transformed and evolved into Healthy Pour, a consultancy that helps organizations and professional communities address issues of well-being in the workplace.
A self-described pracademic (a term used to describe a practitioner who utilizes and engages with rigorous research and academia), Laura’s work is rooted in employing evidence-based interventions and theory through a critical lens. Her research interests are socio-emotional stress at work and trauma’s influence on career decisions in precarious, creative industries. She studied at DePaul University, earning a Master of Education in community counseling, and is currently studying Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London in the School of Business, Economics, and Informatics with plans to continue her “pracademic” career in occupational health and well-being. Laura still provides free weekly seminars for the community.