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 seven 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!
Additional areas of focus: 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, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
NJ LPC 37PC00700100
Laura is very patient, understanding, and very good at listening to what you say and narrowing it down to help YOU identify your own emotions. She also gives me material to work through in between sessions I’m very happy!
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Compassionate, objective, caring, and intelligent. A real pleasure.
Written on Apr 09, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
Helps me navigate my thoughts
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
So far very professional and,resourceful
Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Laura is great! She has been very helpful with my anxiety and PTSD. She has a way of understanding my issues and offers great coping skills as well as information I can use in between our sessions.
Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Laura is very professional, when I speak to her I feel comfort. She gives me good coping methods.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem