Coping with life's transitions can be difficult. I am here to help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am physically located in the state of Utah, and licensed in both Utah and North Carolina. I have worked for over ten years as a professional grief and loss counselor. I have substantial experience with transitions and losses associated with death, divorce, emerging adulthood, empty nesting, illness, moving, survivorship, and other transitions. I also offer counseling for those who are caring for a loved one, dealing with compassion fatigue, or facing a terminal or life limiting illness. I work with adults of all ages, from emerging adults to late and very late adulthood.
I am particularly adept at issues such as coping with grief, overcoming guilt and regret, understanding anger, practicing self expression, communication of needs, working with depression and anxiety, motivation and goal setting, and identity shifts.
I appreciate the effort and courage it takes to begin to research therapists. If you decide this is a good fit, my approach to therapy is warm and open-minded. I approach each session with a curious mind and a sense of openness to whatever you are ready to bring forward.
While therapeutic approach and style is important, there are also practical details to consider when finding a therapist. If you are considering reaching out to me for therapy, a couple of practical details to consider: 1) I am typically an "after hours" therapist, with a schedule that accommodates members who need sessions in the late afternoon/evening or weekends. If you prefer daytime sessions, I occasionally am able to offer a lunchtime visit, but those are somewhat limited and tend to fill fast. 2) I tend to book a couple weeks in advance, which means that I am not generally able to accommodate last minute requests for same day or next day sessions. Feel free to make such a request, and I always consider it, but may not be able to oblige.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C009842
UT LCSW 11822772-3501
Love her! Thank you for your support & guidance
Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Laura is the absolute sweetest
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Laura is wonderful! Truly listens and understands, then tries to offer counsel that is beneficial. She has helped me on a variety topics. I feel like I can speak to her about anything.
Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
My experience with Laura as my therapist has been amazing. She has a way of getting the conversation started and geared into a direction that will lead to openness and progress. She makes it a priority to understand your point of view and presents you with strategies that best represent her professional judgment. She is amazing!
Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Laura is empathic and compassionate and is helping me move forward in a way I couldn't even start to do on my own. <3
Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, grief, and eating disorders