I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years experience working as a therapist in a mental health setting. I also have extensive experience in crisis response and victim advocacy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, substance use, marital issues, and parenting and family issues. I have also provided therapy and crisis support to victims of sexual and domestic violence.
My therapy style is warm and engaging, yet direct and honest. I believe that the honesty and connection between therapist and client is the foundation for change to occur. I like to support my clients in being action oriented and completing tasks that will help them reach their goals. My approach combines behavioral therapy elements with dialectical and cognitive behavioral styles. I also utilize strategic and structural interventions when working with families. My approach changes to meet the needs of my clients and I work hard to ensure their needs are met.
I live with my husband and daughter, our two Bullmastiffs and Siamese cat. Over the last 10 years, we have fostered homeless dogs to help find them new forever homes. I am involved on several event planning committees for local non profit agencies in my community, with my favorite being an event that funds pre and postnatal services. I love to read, garden, bake, and spend time shopping with my daughter.
I look forward to working with you! You are taking a positive step in the right direction, and with a little support, can accomplish the goals you have set for yourself.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMSW #6801095575 (Expires: 2020-04-30)
Laura is such a great listener. She has offered me many tools for success and she has guided me through some heavy issues. I highly recommend Laura!
I was nervous to start therapy, but Laura was so easy to talk to that I was actually very relaxed after our first video session! She's offered a lot of of insight into situations that I thought would be very strange and confusing in my life. I'm only a few weeks in but she's already pointed me down a few very useful paths to help me unravel my problems.