My name is Laura Hennessy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey. Much of my work has been at a nonprofit community mental health center where I worked with adolescents and adults. I have experience working with individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. I use an approach focused on engagement, insight building and motivation. I believe that our feelings and experiences are valid and deserve to be expressed freely and without judgment.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NJ LCSW 44SC05694100
Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Helped me get through thought times. I appreciate the guidance she provided and would definitely recommend to a friend!
Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management
I've been talking with her for two months now, and she's been incredibly helpful in helping me rethink my anxiety. Laura is super comforting to talk to and shows no judgement in anything. I've sent her links and messages outside our video sessions, and she always responds back.
Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Have had 2 sessions and really appreciate how great Laura is with listening and scheduling. Highly recommend
Written on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
I have only had two sessions but I feel like they have been good . I look forward to more session with Laura .
Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Very kind and also understanding even though I’ve canceled some sessions on short notice, which isn’t cool. She reaches out and offers sessions when she has cancelations which makes me feel like she wants to help.
Written on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd