Laura Gorzka joined Fusion Academy in May 2015 as Fusion Englewood’s initial Director of First Impressions. She later transitioned to become Fusion Englewood’s Director of Admissions and Outreach. She is so excited to shift a few towns over as the Director of Admissions and Outreach at the Fusion Montclair campus! Laura loves the “vibe” of Montclair, from the arts and music, to the delicious restaurants, and the beautifully diverse culture – Montclair feels like home.
Laura earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Dominican College in Blauvelt, New York. She had studied Early Childhood Education for a large portion of her undergraduate work, but soon realized she wanted to understand the child on a deeper level. Laura then pursued her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University, finishing Summa Cum Laude with a 3.9 GPA.
Laura has practiced individual and group counseling for people in recovery from substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders, and ran a monthly support group for fighters and survivors of cancer. She has a keen interest in alternative methods in counseling such as mindfulness, meditation, and cognitive behavioral approaches (CBT). She is currently working on her license in the state of New York to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
In her free time, Laura loves to go fishing, camping, and hiking. She also enjoys cooking, meditation, reading books on psychology and self-growth, and creating artwork through painting and drawing. A whacky fact: Laura absolutely loves baby goats and dreams of having a farm with quite a few one day.