About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

VA LCSW 0904010451


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Cahill. 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 B.E. on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Laura Cahill is the best. She spends the time needed with you and explains things so you can understand them. She is NOT judgmental at all. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by J.O. on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and grief

Laura is super easy to talk to she definitely is a professional shes a perfect fit for me but its important before choosing a therapist to make sure they specialize in what you need and shes on the ball!

Written by A.S. on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s honestly amazing. I’ve never felt more excited to actually go to therapy and have never connected this well to a therapist

Written by L.A. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Just started my time with her but she seems awesome, listens, and is very knowledgable! Willing to work with me and easy to talk/open up to, feels like I'm talking to an old friend.

Written by G.R. on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

wonderful caring therapist i couldnt ask for more

Written by O.W. on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Laura is different from most other therapists I’ve had in that she really tries to understand and provide real solutions to the issues I may be going through. Meeting with her feels like one long journey rather than a series of disjointed interviews. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to know her and allow her to know me.

Written by J.A. on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

Laura is so kind and understanding and knowledgeable.

Written by J.E. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

You are awesome and know your stuff

Written by K.E. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Laura gets it! She has respectfully and diligently facilitated me through my healing journey. She is patient, kind, smart and able to tailor her knowledge in a way that makes me feel both welcomed and empowered.

Written by R.O. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She's awesome! If you are searching for someone look no further. She "gets" her client s without being overly technical

Written by L.I. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Laura is a lifesaver. The space she creates for you to talk and express is so welcoming. She's so genuine and has helped me in many ways in understanding my brain, and helping show me the way on the path of healing.

Written by D.E. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very knowledgeable and allows time to process

Written by C.A. on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Laura is great! She is very encouraging, listens, and asks great questions to get the ball rolling. I really enjoy her empathy and humor. She's not pushy and let's me go at my own pace.

Written by C.A. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Yes Laura is a good therapist and understands everything I tell her I think she is a great fit for me

Written by Z.A. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Awesome overall! Caring, funny, intelligent, lots of good info/practices...

Written by B.R. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

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

Written by K.A. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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!

Written by S.D. on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very relaxed and easy to talk to, with a lot of knowledge in her field .

Written by W.H. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by C.H. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

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

Written by M.I. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

She knew exactly what I was looking for.

Work with me!