Dr. Cyr–Martel comes to UNE after working with the Maine Army National Guard as the Director of Psychological Health and brings over thirty-five years of experience in the field of emergency services and mental health and wellness to her position as the coordinator for the Student Counseling Center. Dr. Cyr-Martel has consulted with and for emergency service systems throughout the United States including San Francisco Police Department, Anchorage Alaska emergency services, Tuscaloosa Police Department and agencies throughout New England. Laurie also serves as adjunct faculty for the Social and Behavioral Science Program at the University of Southern Maine (USM).
She is currently licensed in the state of Maine as a Professional Counselor and completed her Doctorate in Behavioral Health and Integrated Care at Arizona State University. Her background also includes a Masters in Counseling Psychology, Bachelors in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Associates in Fire Technology, and past Paramedic Licensure in California and Maine. Dr. Cyr-Martel has also received training as a reserve police officer and has attended the State of Maine Criminal Justice Reserve Academy. She worked with the Lewiston Police Department for several years as their forensic behaviorist and currently serves as their Clinical Director and consultant for their critical incident team and their negotiators.
Laurie is a member and national trainer for International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and has served on the Central Maine Critical Incident Debriefing Team for over twenty-eight years. Laurie is a member of the New England Crisis Negotiators Association, the American Mental Health Counselor Association, and the Maine Mental Health Counselor Association where she currently serves on their Board of Directors.