Hello! My name is Betty Laird and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana with over 35 years of experience. I attended Loyola University in Chicago. I believe that we are all amazing, complicated and resilient beings as well as vulnerable to stress and loss. At times we all need a safe place to give voice to our pain, explore our perceptions of ourselves and others and have a companion on our journeys toward healing. My approach is to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle of change. I have experience with grief and loss issues, fertility and adoption challenges, compassion fatigue, trauma and PTSD, anxiety and depression, mood and personality disorders. I also use cinematherapy ( use of film to explore personality , coping and conflict resolution) .
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Betty is helping me a lot in just a few sessions!
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem
Betty is great, she listens and def helps me!!
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Betty for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
Betty is amazing. She responds quickly to any messages and after only two sessions, I feel like she’s been my therapist for many years.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I’ve only had a few sessions with Betty, but I already love her! I’ve tried several different therapists from different offices, and I never felt like they were truly helping me. Betty is very knowledgeable and experienced. I’m looking forward to all she has to offer.
Written on Jun 09, 2023 after therapy with Betty for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Betty is an empathetic listener and offers wise guidance. I feel better after simply talking through things with her. She is a skilled therapist with numerous resources that have helped me in my life’s journey.
Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Betty for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
Betty has such great insight on what is causing my stress and anxiety. Getting to the root makes it manageable.
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Betty for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching