Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I also applaud you on taking your first step of this journey. Remember, "life is a journey, not a destination". Just a little bit about me. I graduated from in 2015 from Viterbo University with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling and I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Advanced Studies of Human Behavior at Capella University. I have a passion for working with others to assist them in living their "best life". I have been blessed with having a wide range of experience including working with parents with custody and placement issues, addictions, Court systems and jail population, Alaskan Natives, children, adults, and military members and their families. I am experienced in individual, group, couples, and family therapies as well as psycho-educational groups.
I use an integrated approach to therapy which has a foundation in client-centered therapy. This means that we will work together to develop a tailor-made plan just for you. I believe in working alongside each other as a team. This is your time and your plan. I believe that most people will say I have a gentle demeanor and a caring personality. I want all my clients to have a positive experience in therapy and feel comfortable sharing their cares, concerns, and dreams.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs hanging out at the house, the camper, or riding the ATV/UTV trails.
I look forward to working together for a better tomorrow.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 7222-125
Laura is helpful, considerate and caring. She went above and beyond to understand my situation, making sure she knew as much as possible. I am grateful for that kind of dedication and commitment. I highly recommend her.
Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I've been working with Laura for over a year now and I could not be happier. She provides such a calming and safe energy that allows you to really feel what you're feeling and talk about it.
Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
AMAZING no other words. Just an AMAZING therapist !
Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Laura has been patient, understanding, and percpetive of my experiences and outlook. She has been very instrumental in my exploration and discovery of my strengths and weak points.
Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management
She is great with coming up with solutions to solve my problems!
Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Laura is very responsive.
Written on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes