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Sustainable Behavioral Solutions, led by Laurel Sisler, develops and delivers education, treatment plans, and programs that help individuals and organizations solve behavioral health challenges and ultimately achieve their goals. 

Laurel Sisler is a behavioral health leader specializing in clinical practice, supervision and training, and consulting. She is a former director of behavioral health programs at UNC Family Medicine. As director, she transformed the organization from a referral-based to a population health model, extended the team’s reach by growing the program budget, staff, and patients served, and added new services including consulting and weight management.


As a licensed clinical addictions specialist and social worker, she uses a strengths-based approach to help individuals make sustainable positive changes through individual and group therapy. In addition to her clinical work, she supervises new clinicians, trains clinicians on best practices in behavioral health, and consults for behavioral health organizations

Laurel enjoys behavioral health because she likes helping people identify their strengths and their motivation to reach their goals, and ultimately helping them to find joy, purpose, and peace. 


She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Addiction Specialist (LCAS). She holds a National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice and is a Certified Supervisor Intern (for those in training to become LCAS). She has a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from UNC-Chapel Hill and a BA in Psychology from Duke University.


Laurel grew up in Ontario, Canada, and currently lives in Hillsborough, NC with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include hiking, cycling, and porch-sitting.