About Us

D941519_10201057943393065_1288345066_nebra E. McLaughlin

Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Professional Midwife, Retired Doula, Educator, and Founder of Northern Lights Wellness.

For over 25 years Deb has been providing support for mothers and babies during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.  Her passion for supporting birthing women and children has inspired her to pursue a varied career developing national and international programs within the SIDS and birth communities.

Debra works with people of all ages to help them improve their physical and emotional health and wellness. Specializing in gentle hands-on therapy to restore balance to the body, her techniques have helped thousands of families experience more comfortable pregnancies, easier births and happier babies.

In addition to Craniosacral Therapy, Deb uses Reconnective Therapy techniques to help the body reconnect to information about ideal structure and function. This form of gentle energetic work involves asking the body what is needed and facilitating reconnection to the information within the client’s body through resonance.

Deb McLaughlin is a Certified Professional Midwife providing care for birthing families at Health Foundations Family Health and Birth Center in St. Paul, MN. * After working with the amazing midwives and staff at Health Foundations Birth Center in St. Paul, MN Debra is back in Duluth full-time and taking a break from births*


A dynamic presenter, Debra has developed educational programs and taught medical professionals and students, doulas, massage therapists, and parents. Well-known for her ability to share information in ways that are easy for various audiences to understand and grasp, she has developed a reputation among health providers as a gifted educator.  Her passion for helping audiences understand structural issues and their impact on the birthing process has led her to develop a number of educational programs for birth professionals and families.

Deb sees clients by appointment only on Monday through Friday.