Laura Longville is the owner of Walking in Grace, Inc., a non-profit, Chrisitan counseling and consulting center in Rapid City, SD. She's been helping people for over 21 years.
What services do you provide? We provide counseling, consulting, and speaking services.
Counseling- At the heart, our goal is to create an opportunity for personal growth and healing. Walking in Grace, Inc. provides unique ways to assist you through life’s trials and tribulations. Weekly therapy has a place in the counseling process; yet, there may come a time when this is not enough. Life-changing intensives are an option that helps move you quickly through issues and at a deeper level.
Intensives are typically 6-7 hours of counseling per day and 1-4 days in length. They are designed to meet your specific and unique needs and goals. Intensives are a concentrated and focused experience. Intensives can be designed for individuals, couples or families.
- Team Development- People learn, grow and change in many different ways; through interactions, lectures, activities, sight, and sound. I can co-create an experience that helps your business achieve its goals.
- Family Owned Business Consulting- As a life coach and counselor, I work with other professionals (business advisors/coaches, attorney’s, financial advisors, accountants, bankers, insurance agents and other business professionals) as a team to help the family reach its business and family goals.
Speaking- I am passionate about helping people live fully alive. I can speak to your church group, community or professional organization or workplace team. I can design an exclusive presentation or training for your needs.
Who can benefit from counseling? Life is challenging at times. It’s difficult to navigate the sometimes-stressful environment of relationships. Life is full of the unexpected which can cause pain and suffering. Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. It's never too late to get help. We all need a little help in life. Counseling can help you:
- Get unstuck
- Learn practical tools for everyday living and
- Support to address difficult topics
What words of advice do you have for other women building or running their own businesses? Build a team of supportive people around you; people that will encourage and challenge you. It's important to know that you are not alone and there are many others who have gone before you. Don't give up.
What is a piece of mental health advice you think is important for everyone to know? Everyone has challenges and difficulties. Acknowledging our need for help is a strength. We need at least one person who knows everything about us. All of it. We need someone trustworthy to reveal our deepest secrets, hurts, and fears with. Someone to share our triumphs and victories!
Why do you love The OWN? It's a diverse group of women to share the joys and challenges of owning a business. The OWN is full of varying degrees of expertise and knowledge. We have many resources available to help us all be successful!