Laura Marques, Ph.D. is a child and adolescent psychologist licensed in Louisiana and Texas. She provides psychoeducational and psychological assessments to children and adolescents to identify unique strengths and weaknesses, and to provide a better understanding of developmental differences or concerns. In addition to assessments, Dr. Marques provides counseling services to children, adolescents, and families who present with various concerns. Her specialties include the assessment and treatment of trauma and stress related disorders and disruptive behavior disorders, as well as depression and anxiety, that present in childhood.
Dr. Marques’ goal with clients is to collaboratively work together to address emotional, behavioral, social, and cognitive concerns. She uses a developmental-ecological approach to understand the ways in which family, school, and community strengths may be utilized to promote resilience and recovery. Her experiences include implementing evidence-based and culturally sustaining practices in both school and therapeutic settings for youth with complex mental health needs.
Dr. Marques earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Loyola University New Orleans. She subsequently earned her Doctoral degree in School Psychology from Tulane University. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, and then a post-doctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Tulane University School of Medicine. As an assistant professor in the Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, she served as a clinician and Clinical Director of the Center for Resilience elementary program in New Orleans, LA. She currently holds a faculty appointment at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Marques continues to have a passion for strategies and tools to build trauma-informed organizations that promote well-being among professionals working with trauma-exposed youth.