About the Founders

Laura Schneider, LMHC and Leslie Fields, LMHC have worked in together running and developing Casey’s Clubhouse™, since 2005. Laura Schneider, LMHC developed their curriculum, workbooks, and training program by designing and incorporating new techniques, using up-to-date research to increase the successful adaption of group work to real life social situations.

Laura Schneider

Laura Schneider is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in the state of Washington. Ms. Schneider has 25 years of experience in the field of psychology. She works as a counselor in private practice from her office located in Kirkland, Washington. Her practice, CALM: Counseling and Life Management, focuses on helping clients find new avenues to restore and balance their lives, increase their resiliency, and improve their mental health. She counsels children, adolescents, and adults.

Since 2005, Ms. Schneider has worked with Leslie Fields running and developing Casey’s Clubhouse™, a social skill group for kids ages 6-13. Ms. Schneider developed the curriculum, workbooks, and training program.  She has continued to develop the program into a full sensory experience. As Casey’s Clubhouse™ shares its curriculum with other professionals through its certification program, Ms. Schneider’s professional focus turns toward development. Ms. Schneider teaches parenting classes and consults with parents on effective parenting skills. She writes articles on parenting, social skills, and kid related topics for schools, parenting magazines, and online family web sites.

In addition to her work, Ms. Schneider is married has two children and two step-children who are all grown up! She loves to write, paint, draw, and travel.

Leslie Fields

Currently, she works as a counselor in private practice for children, tweens, and parents. She is a Sandplay Practitioner, STA. Her passion has been to improve and enhance children’s social experiences. She worked with Terri Hollinsworth, LICSW for 18 years as co-leader of Wally’s Club. She then opened Wally’s Club Eastside with Laura Schneider, LMHC in 2005. Together they developed their own social skills curriculum, workbooks, and training program for Casey’s Clubhouse™. Casey’s Clubhouse™ incorporated new creative and research based techniques to increase the successful adaption of group work to real life social situations.

In addition to her career, Ms. Fields is married and is step-mom to her daughter and grandmother to her grandkids. She loves her dog Mulligan, who is a Reading with Rover volunteer dog. She loves to play tennis, dance and drum and travel.