Hi and welcome! My name is Laura Gryniewich-Franklin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and Maryland. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings which include outpatient therapeutic services, in-home services with children and families, education and medical social work. I have nearly 20 years of experience, working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship/family conflicts, grief and loss, parenting issues, life transitions, abuse/neglect, trauma and crisis counseling.
I have experience in a multitude of therapeutic techniques such as Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. However, I believe that the most important therapeutic technique that I can offer is my complete, open-minded, non-judgmental presence. I consider it a privilege to be trusted with your struggles and to be able to share in your accomplishments. I am committed to creating a trusting, professional relationship where we can have difficult conversations and work together to resolve any issues that you may have. Whether you are seeking support regarding a specific issue or just need an empathetic, non-judgmental ear to listen, I am here to support you in any way that I can. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Fertility Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
PA LCSW CW017717
MD LCSW-C 18521
Laura is attentive, empathetic, non-judgmental, and very supportive. I look forward to our sessions. I feel as if there isn't anything I can't share with her.
Written on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
She has been amazing! She really listens and helps me with my problems
Written on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Kind and compassionate. She's reassuring and supportive. She feels like an older wiser sister who's always there for you when you need her.
Written on Oct 29, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Very empathetic and understanding. Very flexible and helpful.
Written on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
My experience has been absolutely wonderful. She allows for a wide-open safe space to be created and responds in an insightful, respectful manner.
Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
She is understanding and compassionate.
Written on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd