I am a licensed professional counselor with 9 years of experience working as a counselor in a rural area. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is caring, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines positive psychology, solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, trauma focused, client focused, and dialectical behavior therapy. My approach is based on how to help you move forward in your life, work through past issues, and figure out how to make a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe that therapy does not have to be intimidating and serious all the time to be effective and help you improve the way you feel.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Laura is incredible - I feel really lucky to have her as my therapist!
Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Laura is a kind, thoughtful and compassionate therapist. She validates my thoughts and feelings and makes me feel heard. Her guidance has helped me to work through complex traumas and with her help, I am making progress towards my mental health goals.
Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Laura has been great to work with. We're making great progress.
Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is a good listener and usually comes up with good suggestions for ways to move forward. I do not think I am the easiest person to coach so I give her credit for being patient and making suggestions that help me move forward.
Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
I left my in person counselor for BetterHelp after a few sessions with Laura. She’s been empathetic and has worked with me to set concrete goals for each week. It’s a refreshing approach and one that works very well for me. I love that she’s responsive to the journal entries I share with her and we have them as references during our sessions. I’m very happy to be working with Laura on the BetterHelp platform.
Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue