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Brenda Lauer, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me


I am currently working part time Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I am EST and usually work afternoons.
I am a Licensed Professional counselor with over 15 years of experience as a therapist in a private practice and I am also a hypnosis coach. I have worked with a wide variety of clients, military, first responder, and other people from all walks of life. My clients were of various diagnosis: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, to name a few.

I have a gentle but warm counseling style. I believe in seeing the world from my clients eyes and then work on expanding the world view. I treat client with respect, compassion, and empathy. I have several therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive behavioral, mindfulness, and humanistic. I do not believe in the "cookie cutter" approach, I will get to know you and work with you on the approach the works best for you.

I believe therapy can be life changing for the better and it will be the best decision you can make, not just with me but any therapist. You are not alone and there are options to help better your mental health.

I would enjoy working with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, 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, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MO LPC 2003002001

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brenda Lauer. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Brenda is so kind, easygoing, understanding, and a great listener! She always sprinkles in something deep for me to chew of for the week. I’ve had a great improvement in my overall mood, less anxiety, and empowered to face my problems.

Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I started seeing Brenda at the end of 2020. I did therapy once a year for a year after experiencing a death close to me. She helped me process is and learn how to continue life after such a traumatic experience. Now that I have my mental health tools I don't need sessions regularly, but every now and then I have an issue I want to discuss with Brenda and she always makes time and we pick up right where we left off. I cannot recommend her enough. I would not be where I am today without Brenda. I am forever grateful for her kindness, and support.

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Very Lovely woman always has time for you and makes such a great effort would recommend her to everyone

Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Brenda is the best. She has never made me feel pressured in anyway, I feel comfortable working with her, and she is knowledgeable. I have been through my fair share of therapists and she has definitely created a safe space for me.

Written on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

She knows what she's doing, she helped me a lot and she's a nice person. :3 I'd recommend her for sure!

Written on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem