Hi, my name is Laura Chiara and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been licensed in the state of California of over 15 years and have worked with a variety of clients. My work is based on humanistic, trauma focused, cognitive behavioral and Gestalt therapies. I have experience working with family of origin issues, childhood trauma, incest and sexual abuse, domestic violence, relationship issues, personal growth, self-esteem, parenting issues, fertility issues, adoption issues and end of life issues. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect and honoring their personal choices. If you are ready to move forward in your life, and explore the issues that have been causing you pain or holding you back, I am here to support you.
I look forward to meeting you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Avoidant Personality, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Men's Issues, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 23051
Laura listened to my concerns, and followed up w messages and worksheets.
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching