Hi. I’m Laura, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Mississippi. My journey working in mental health has offered me an array of experience in a variety of settings throughout the field. I’ve worked in residential crisis services, community mental health centers, intensive outpatient settings, college counseling center settings, treatment courts, and with populations in residential settings for substance abuse. Primarily, my experience is with adults.
My orientation to counseling is based on a meaning-centered and cognitive behavioral perspective of counseling, whereby I employ meaning-centered interventions alongside and in conjunction with a cognitive behavioral model. I believe that the primary process of counseling involves many existential issues and that healing is found in changing the way that individuals think about their problems while learning to incorporate values and meaning into problem-solving. From my view, healing is a whole-body experience, and I believe in a holistic approach to wellness and healing.
While I consider myself a generalist, the majority of my experience has been with individuals who have experienced trauma and with individuals who have substance use disorders.
I would describe my style as collaborative and supportive; however, I encourage my clients to challenge and confront the obstacles that keep them “stuck.” Change can be difficult at times, but having someone to walk with you through it certainly helps. While everyone comes to therapy for something different, we all come to be seen and heard. I consider the opportunity to share that space with all of my clients to be the highest honor.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #1981 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
I have had two sessions with Laura so far, and I feel I am progressing in leaps and bounds. She is compassionate and insightful. I feel very safe and nurtured in my sessions.
Laura is absolutely amazing. I have had 3 sessions with her and I am extremely grateful to have been matched with such a caring, supportive, and thoughtful counselor. I appreciate that she checks up on me to see how I’m doing, and she always encourages me to reach out to her whenever I need support. She’s given me so many tools that have made such a strong impact in my daily life and have substantially helped me manage and understand my anxiety, stress, and addiction. Im so excited to continue to work with her!
Ms. Laura McShane is very diligent at her job as well as helpful. She gives me wellness worksheets to help me take control myself and I am very grateful for that. I most recently missed an appointment and I was truly disappointed in myself for missing it; however I will reschedule and continue to work towards being a better human being, all with Ms. Laura McShanes assistance.