Hello! My name is Laura and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas. I have been working in the field of mental health for more than 10 years. I have experience working with individuals experiencing a variety of issues, such as addiction, depression and anxiety, stress-related issues, communication challenges, family conflict, bipolar, first episode psychosis and many more. I have worked in the school, community mental health, hospital, and private practice settings.
My choice to work in this field comes from the belief that we all benefit from having someone listen, understand, and accept exactly where we are and offer the support necessary to improve the quality of life. With the outbreak of COVID-19 I became more concerned for people that were shut-in and not able to seek help in traditional settings. That is when I pursued my specialization for technology-assisted counseling. I believe in making goals that are realistic and personal to your values and lifestyle. I was able to pursue my passion to help people along their journey at Henderson State University where I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
I would describe myself as open-minded and down-to-earth. I often times use a lot of examples to make my ideas into more practical and relatable. I have a great deal of respect for every walk of life and respect everyone’s journey. I appreciate the variety of cultures and have a great respect for a person’s right to hold their own values. I am known for creating a safe and welcomed space. This is your time to confront your goals. I am here to assist you in your mental health goals. I provide CBT, solution-focused, reality therapy, and person-centered strategies as my methodology.
I am mostly available for live chat, but have some availability for live phone/video sessions on alternating weekends. You will have to get with me to see when those weekends are available. I am very responsive to messaging as I check my messages a MINIMUM of twice daily and respond when I can.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AR LPC P1806072
From the very first message i received, she was committed to hearing me and not just listening. Have felt much more relief and less anxiety since our first visit..
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks
In a short time I’ve really gained confidence in myself. Anytime I have a person I deal with in my career who’s having/had suicidal thoughts, I recommend this app right away. It’s convenient and way cheaper than going in person. She’s an amazing person with great respect for me. I feel like she actually listens and gives very detailed instructions or advice.
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Miss Laura is so strong and capable and wise. Love working with her and don’t know what I’d do without her.
Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Laura has been awesome and very personable so far. I am excited to work with her
Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
I truly appreciate the work Laura does. I’ve done therapy before but I’ve never felt seen or heard like I do with Laura. She truly listens to me and encourages me and helps me with all life’s challenges. Truly one of the best counselors in the field now. If people don’t have a Laura in their life I feel bad for them
Written on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
So far she is very understanding and I love her sense of humor, it gives me a lot more ease to speak freely
Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd