Laura King

(LPC, NCC)

About Me

My name is Laura King, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) located in Georgia. I received a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Columbus State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of North Georgia.

I have over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as within the prison system. Throughout my years as a therapist, I have worked with clients who simply need to talk through life events that they have not adjusted to well all the way to clients who have significant and debilitating mental illnesses. Most recently, I worked for over 3 years in a women's prison treating women who have dual-diagnoses (both a substance problem and a mental health problem)

My theoretical orientation is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I focus on helping clients identify how their thought patterns influence their emotions and behaviors. It is important to me that my clients feel supported during therapy and build upon their strengths to make the positive changes they desire.

In recent years I have begun integrating a holistic approach to my counseling practice. I received a certification in Holistic Nutrition in order to provide my clients with increased knowledge of how their daily nutrition impacts their mental health as well as overall wellness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC008975 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by M.O. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love her

Written by B.E. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have been working with Laura for a while now, starting with a tragic death in our extended family that caused quite a bit of anxiety for me as a monther. She helped me work through that and so much more. I enjoy speaking to her about big things and trivial things. She has good insight and is relatable. She validates my feelings even when I know my anxiety is often caused by "first world problems." I often reflect on the things that she has written long after we spoke.

Written by M.O. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been apart of BetterHelp off and on for over a year. Laura is the first counselor who seems to just "get" the kind of support and words that I need in order to feel better and handle the stressful situations I am usually in.

Written by J.E. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Laura is so kind and so positive. She coaches me through the maze of my thoughts through her one-on-one counseling (which is phenomenal) and also helps guide me by sending regular topics that relate to mental health - points of inquiry to help shine a light on what goes on in my mind. She responds more thoroughly to my messages than any other counselor I've had, and makes me feel heard and cared for. Laura puts in a lot of work towards improving my mental health, and gives me the tools I need to improve on my own.

Written by D.E. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Laura King is amazing! She has helped me in ways that I can't thank her enough for. I love it when my family says they can see some of the positive changes in me, and I smile and tell them that Laura did that for me.

Written by B.R. on Dec 21, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Laura is a great help in getting myself sorted out with myself. She doesn't let minutes go by in our session with silence. If I become quiet she'll ask me questions to get me to interact - and most times this stirs up a talking point. Even on virtual meetings, she's very personable and approachable. Her written responses are very well written! She knows when we can share humor and when things should not be humorous. I appreciate her, a lot. I hope she knows that!

Written by A.J. on Dec 15, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

She has been the best therapist I have ever had and she always takes extra time talking to me if I need it. She’s helped me through so much and it’s really helped.

Written by A.S. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and career difficulties

Laura has been a life saver during a time in my life that's been super stressful in my marriage and finances.

Written by W.E. on Aug 05, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is very good, actually listens, and has advice with appropriate responses.

Written by C.A. on May 24, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Laura is kind, smart, professional. I liked her very much. She was a good fit for me.

Written by C.A. on May 23, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and parenting issues

Very approachable, understanding counselor. Our sessions feel more like talking to a friend who gives really well-thought out, great advice than like therapy.

Written by K.R. on May 20, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Professionalism with the comfortability of feeling like you’re just talked to a trusted, non-biased friend. Thankful for her, her guidance, and her knowledge!

Written by T.O. on Apr 08, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

I have only been doing counseling with Laura for a short time but I can already tell a difference in my attitude and how I feel. It helps out a lot to have someone to talk to who not only listens but also advises and guides you and provides exercises to help you.

Written by M.E. on Mar 22, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

She's a wonderful therapist. I have found our sessions to be really helpful. The best thing is how validating she is, but how she also helps you find alternate ways of managing your emotions and processing things appropriately.

Written by S.T. on Mar 20, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s pretty good!

Written by C.Y. on Mar 08, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She is great!!

Written by A.L. on Mar 06, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Laura shows great compassion for me and she always wants me to be a better version of me.

Written by K.E. on Mar 05, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very helpful, considerate as well as understanding. I feel comfortable opening up to her and knowing that there is no level of judgement no matter the topic.

Written by E.M. on Feb 01, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Laura was extremely responsive and quick to answer my messages. She was understanding and relatable and offered good advice in a respectful way. I definitely would recommend her as a counselor, and I had a great experience with her.

Written by E.L. on Jan 29, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

Laura is really the perfect counselor. She asks the deep questions and makes you able to consider your wants, needs, and emotional reactions without guilt. She ensures you are heard, and checks in often. I am very much enjoying my experience talking with Laura!

Written by C.A. on Dec 31, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She listens to my concerns and always remembers my individual goals and problems. She is wonderful.

Written by K.R. on Dec 05, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Laura King is amazing! She has given me such great advice and resources. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Written by D.E. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Laura is extremely helpful and receptive to my issues. She always responds in a timely manner and leaves me feeling much better about whatever I’m dealing with.

Written by P.A. on Nov 13, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Laura is wonderful and kind, she listens and lets you feel heard. She always response when I need someone to talk to or vent. She understands how grief and sorrow can hurt someone.

Written by N.A. on Nov 12, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Laura is the real deal. I was originally matched with another counselor and instantly knew that Laura was the one when she clearly took the time to understand my questions / concerns and responded with paragraph after paragraph of amazing, well-thought out, and incredibly helpful advice. She has drastically improved my life after speaking with her for two short months.

Written by T.Y. on Oct 29, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Laura is truly a great clinician. She has worked side by side with me for over a year to help me overcome the damage done by infidelity in my relationship, a divorce and child custody issues. She has been patient, willing to help me tackle every issue one at a time and always has been able to work around my very crazy work schedule. Although I don’t utilize Laura on a weekly basis anymore, I still choose to pay for her services on BetterHelp for the couple of times a month I need a listening ear and unbiased guidance. She has helped me to be a better version of myself and has helped me to improve my parenting skills while navigating a high conflict divorce. Thanks Laura!

Written by E.R. on Oct 27, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Very helpful!

Written by K.A. on Sep 26, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Practical and helpful

Written by J.E. on Sep 23, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Laura is amazing and is honestly one of the easiest counselors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I can be open with her, and she gives me honest feedback. It's so easy to have a down to earth conversation with her! I can't wait to continue to work with her.

Written by D.A. on Jul 24, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, eating, self esteem, and career

I love Laura! She listens to me and helps me talk through my problems which in return helps me realize things about myself I didn’t know.

Written by L.A. on Jul 20, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Laura is an incredible listener and truly seems to understand what I am trying to say. I’ve tried therapy many times, this is the only time I have felt that someone truly heard me. I would recommend her a million times over.

Written by T.A. on Jul 19, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Ms. King is exceptional at her job. I have some reservations about online counseling and the ability to make a connection, but texting has worked so well for me because, honestly, I didn't need as much help as often as I thought I did. In reality, having her there to receive my messages is enough to get me through the day.

Written by M.A. on Jun 29, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related

Laura is always very understanding of my situation and is knowledgeable about a variety of mental health issues. She has helped me a lot.

Written by M.O. on May 10, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Laura is wonderful. She is responsive and respectful, but she also connects to this light-heartedness in me that helps me to stay positive. She makes it clear that I am not alone in my struggles and insecurities and has helped me to set goals which have already begun to break down my tangle of cognitive distortions.

Written by L.Y. on Apr 27, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I really LIKE Laura! I feel as though she is she is a great "fit" for me, and she is very understanding and compassionate. Messaging with her is like messaging back and forth with a dear friend who really "gets you," truly CARES about you... and gives you good ADVICE! Just knowing that she is there for me makes a big difference in my life. Her presence has helped me a lot already... and I am ever so thankful to have connected with her. :)

Written by B.R. on Apr 13, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 4 days on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, and anger

She's excellent - very understanding, kind, caring and tries to get to the problem of your situation.

Written by K.R. on Mar 27, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, and family

It's very hard to find a good therapist. She's the first therapist who I feel has tried hard to help. She's great.

Written by R.O. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Laura King is a great counselor who responds very fast and is always supportive. She gets to know your needs and caters to what you are looking for in counseling. She makes me feel super comfortable like I can tell her anything. She is great! Highly recommend!

Written by S.T. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

She's down to earth, gives great practical advice, and her last book suggestion became one of my all time favorite reads. Just natural and easy conversation that leaves me feeling inspired.

Written by M.A. on Mar 03, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

When I first started with better help, I was having high anxiety about my job and other things going on in my life. However, however Laura help me work through my issues, and get past my anxiety. It led me to find a better job, with more pay and fewer hours. My anxiety decreased tenfold, and my tension headaches almost completely disappeared. She responds quickly and she's very friendly. I feel like I'm just talking to a friend. It's nice to not have to go somewhere to talk to someone, and I can just text anytime, no matter what or when. I highly recommend!

Written by P.E. on Jan 27, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Thank you Laura!

Written by R.A. on Jan 16, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and intimacy-related

She's terrific - savvy, insightful, constructive and practical. Answers the specific questions I ask and adds a layer of much needed perspective that helps me understand situations better. Highly recommend her!

Written by A.S. on Jan 02, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Laura King is kind and responds in a timely manner multiple times a day. I feel like she’s always here for me. She offers a lot of relevant advice that is useful.

Written by L.Y. on Dec 04, 2017 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and career

Laura is super helpful and responds back in a timely manner. Super respectful. Non judgmental. I'm so happy I've talked to her.

Written by M.U. on Nov 28, 2017 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating, and self esteem

I love her. Genuine and caring.

Written by J.E. on Oct 27, 2017 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, and self esteem

She’s wonderful! This is a new experience and we are just starting to get into it but Laura is great! I wish I had all day to work with her!

Written by .N. on Oct 22, 2017 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating, and self esteem

Laura King is the best! She made me feel safe to share my feelings, and always checked in on me to make sure that I was doing well.

Written by S.A. on Oct 19, 2017 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is great and knowledgeable.