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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
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 , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
LPC #37PC00700100 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
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
Laura is a great therapist. She is very understanding and has very good insight
She’s awesome , patient and knowledgeable
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
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.