I am a passionate, energetic, and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a love for the art of engagement in the work of therapy with individuals, families, and groups. I have experience working with adults, families, children, adolescents, and providing group based clinical interventions.
My areas of clinical focus are individuals with substance abuse issues; serious mental illness diagnoses; family and role related issues; children and adolescents displaying behavioral difficulties; behavioral modification/interventions; trauma survivors, with a special focus in working with victims of human trafficking; and issues specific to both women and adolescent girls.
My practice is guided by the bio-psychosocial model and an awareness of the interconnected relationship of brain-based responses to psychological functioning or dysfunction with a special concentration on the effects of trauma both in childhood and adulthood related to mental health issues. I have a particular interest in providing therapeutic interventions that reflect a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed practice with the intention of increasing my training in this particular modality and a goal of being fully trained to provide DBT adherent clinical services.
Previously, I have provided clinical services in multiple settings to include those such as a residential program, the acute psychiatric care setting, a partial hospitalization program, emergency services with a local Community Service Board, and an adolescent crisis shelter.
My strengths as a clinician and effectiveness as a therapist are founded on an ability to see every clinical interaction as an opportunity to establish and strengthen the therapeutic relationship; the philosophy that accurate and thorough assessment/diagnosis is essential for understanding; high ethical standards; an attitude that seeks out and values collaboration; my belief in the ability for each person to find their recovery no matter the circumstance; and a love for providing therapeutic clinical services.
- Trauma and abuse
- Eating disorders
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #0904010451 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Awesome overall! Caring, funny, intelligent, lots of good info/practices...
Laura quickly caught on to my concerns and stressors and was able to figure out exactly how my brain worked in a way that allowed her to treat me as an individual, rather than how someone could treat the situation. It is clear that she listens and is quick to figure out just the right thing to recommend. She hits the nail on the head everytime without hesitancy. She is a highly knowledgeable therapist and I feel lucky to have been paired with her
Laura was a great listening and very easy to talk to. She has a sweet and gentle approach and makes you feel safe to share your experiences with her. Although we only had one video session, she was able to give me good advice and put my mind to ease. She is definitely a therapist I would continue seeing!
Very relaxed and easy to talk to, with a lot of knowledge in her field .
Laura was able to quickly identify the core of my concerns and I feel extremely grateful to have been matched with her. She is very wise and seems to have lots of experience in this niche space. Thanks Laura!
Laura has been wonderfully encouraging and has listened to my thoughts. She's provided insight and given me ideas on how to become stronger mentally.
So far so good. We have only had one session but she’s very personable and I am glad to continue to work with her
She knew exactly what I was looking for.