About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the state of New Jersey. I have over six years of experience working with substance use, mental health, and dual-diagnosis/co-occurring populations. I have worked in community agencies as well as hospital-based programs, and I have experience in several levels of care such as inpatient, outpatient, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP/APH), and Medication Assisted Treatment (Methadone, Vivitrol, Suboxone). I also have experience working with trauma in addition to severe and persistent mental illness (Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder, Personality Disorders) and coordinating crisis intervention with this population.

My counseling style is warm, non-judgmental, and person-centered. I believe you are the expert on you, and as your counselor I am here to assist you in achieving the goals you wish to accomplish in therapy. Together we will collaborate to form a treatment plan, measurable and achievable goals, assessing your progress and adjusting accordingly as necessary.

One of the most significant reasons I entered this profession, is that I am a firm believe that "a little compassion goes a long way". It only takes one person to help you see the light when you feel trapped in the darkness. I also believe in the importance of empowerment in order to rebuild self esteem, self worth, and self efficacy - and I am looking forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00700100 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Duffy. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by S.T. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Very knowledgeable, understanding, and effective. She provides me with many tools to work with.

Written by D.A. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

We’ve only had a few sessions and I already feel like I am equipped with the tools needed to deal with my anxiety

Written by J.A. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laura is very insightful, Ive made many break throughs visiting and revisiting my issues.

Written by A.M. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I feel secure with her, she's kind and gentle but she doesn't shy away from the heavy stuff. I've made several breakthroughs and that's because she's understanding, patient and safe and can help me get there. She's been able to make me trust her and that just does not happen. She's good.

Written by G.A. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Laura is amazing and always so sweet. She is patient with technical difficulties and helps with any issue I bring to our sessions. I love that she provides me with resources and that she pushes me to lead the discussion on how to better myself and is always there with a suggestion when I hit a wall.

Written by S.A. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She’s very nice and helpful

Written by A.L. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I can't recommend Laura enough! She is an amazing active listener with incredible insight. She supports you to come to your own conclusions and solutions without making you feel like you're being told what to do. She has incredible resources for further reading/activities that are applicable to each session. I'd I decide to return to BetterHelp, there's no one I'd rather work with!

Written by A.L. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Laura and I have only had 1 session, yet I am positive she is the therapist for me. Laurs is Kind, empathetic , beautiful, light hearted , caring, open minded , and non judgmental. She listens with empathetic and understanding ears. Completely judgement free, light hearted, yet very grounded and helpful so quickly. I love that in-between sessions I get useful content that will help me build while not in session. This is something I very much appreciate. All in all I would absolutely reccomend Laura to any friend ! Thank you Laura for being such a great human in this world :)

Written by V.. on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Laura is a great therapist with a variety of different resources she is able to share with you based on the concerns you have. She is very easy to talk to and is always reliable.

Written by D.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Was very nice and easy to talk to during or sessions together. Also was able to help me think more clearly on things still bothering me but now is easier to handle. Laura would be a great therapist for anybody

Written by J.O. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Laura is a great therapist. She is very understanding and has very good insight

Written by C.H. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s awesome , patient and knowledgeable

Written by K.E. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve only had a few sessions with Laura but she is fantastic. Very easy to talk to and really tries to guide me to finding the answers I’m looking for in myself

Written by T.A. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder, and adhd

Laura is amazingly kind and compassionate. She understood the tough time I was having and guided me toward solutions. She was very easy to talk to, and she made me feel like I wasn’t alone.

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