Laura Swann Henderson Wessendorff Center Faculty Instructor

Laura has been working in the field of substance abuse and dependency for 20+ years. She holds a MEd. and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She spent 13 years teaching and counseling with the Center for the Study of Addiction at Texas Tech University, then moved to Austin in 1999 where she started the University of Texas Center for Students in Recovery. She currently has a private practice and is teaching at The University of Texas School of Social Work and St. Edward’s University. Laura emphasizes a holistic approach to life and recovery from addiction.


BS and MEd, Texas Tech University