I am a licensed professional counselor, now licensed in Maine!, but stationed in Connecticut. My license extends to states and locations with reciprocity agreements, and I work with people around the world.
I specialize in a whole-person approach and highly personalized sessions that build trust and create goals that are within your reach. We consider body, mind and spiritual matters from all angles. I use a dual approach: strategies to use right away (“solutions focused”) to alleviate symptoms, and strategies to work on for long-term healing. Some theories or strategies of counseling I may use include: psychotherapy, Adlerian, person-centered, motivational interviewing, evidence based behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy.
I am easy to talk to, offer a judge-free, unconditional positive regard for your struggles and where you are in your journey.
Are you looking to find peace and joy? Even the most difficult situations have options. I'm here to help guide you in a positive direction.
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2016; Master of English and Master of Business 2003 and 1989; Undergraduate Programs and Degrees: The University of Connecticut, Babson College, Boston Museum School of Fine Art, Columbia University’s RW Workshop Program.
Certified Assistive Technology Professional. Teacher/coach to high school staff and students, Corporate and retail training and leadership, equine management and training, fine art training, and choral & instrumental training -- all of which help enrich my abilities as a counselor in our active awareness sessions.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CT LPC 5258
ME LCPC CC6764
Laura has been incredibly helpful with being transparent and providing many tactics and techniques to help me get through my personal issues!
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
I am very happy to have met Laura. I finally feel like someone is listening to me.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Wonderful and helpful
Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues