Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! I am a licensed counselor in Pennsylvania, and am also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I've worked as a counselor for over 20 years. My first job out of graduate school was working for a foster care agency. It was very challenging work and gave me a great experience. I later worked in a residential treatment program for girls who had experienced trauma and were also dealing with depression, anxiety and family relationship issues. In 2005 I started at the Renfrew Center, which is an eating disorder treatment program. I've been in private practice since 2012. While my practice mainly focuses on working with clients who have eating disorders, I also work with clients who are dealing with marital issues, and general life stresses.
I tend to be client focused and focus on relationship dynamics and how they impact my clients. It's important to find each person's strengths and to draw on them especially during times when they are struggling to get through the day. I have also found that helping my clients to communicate better in all areas of their lives has helped them to feel more empowered. Sometimes people just need a safe space to come in a vent and talk about their lives. I can offer that and see the value in providing a safe environment to process all of the events in life, both the big and small. If it's important to you and you want to talk about it, I am happy to listen and support you in your journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LPC #PC003583 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
Laura is very professional and has really opened my eyes to what is really going on. I haven’t experienced this before with over 10 years of professional counseling
Great listener! She makes me feel super valid and gives me really sound advice that really helps me in my everyday life.
I love my meetings with Laura! She always understands what I am saying. We are on the same wavelength in our conversations. She always helps me create a game plan for my needs until the next meeting and she helps me see things from a different perspective, as well. I really appreciate her!
I’ve struggled a lot over the past few months. Since I’ve started seeing my counselor I’ve been feeling ok in this big scary world. She’s been so kind and helpful and just listens. She’s helped me so much and even though it’s only been a couple of sessions I’d like to see her as a friend. I look forward to our chats and sessions. She’s just so lovely. :) keep doing what your doing Luara because you’re doing it great.