*Please note: During Covid-19 crisis I will accept new clients only for weekend sessions. I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at a VA hospital.
My counseling approach is warm and helpful. I believe it is important to build a rapport with my clients and demonstrate respect, empathy and encouragement. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy, and often take a psychodynamic approach to my work. Each client I see has different needs, therefore each treatment plan can take a different path.
It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you! (Please note: I see clients in the evenings after 5pm, and am hoping to take on more weekend clients as well!)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #83472 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
I’m really glad to have found Laura. She is easy to talk to and is a great active listener. She was thoughtful about my ideas and brought really helpful insights back to me from what I was feeling. She also took the time to get a really thorough picture of where I’m coming from before beginning to offer guidance. I’m looking forward to working with her more. Thanks, Laura!
I’ve worked with a number of therapist before and Laura is one of the few who really got me. She took the time to figure out what I was looking for in a therapist and met me needs without being too passive or too aggressive. I’d highly recommend her to any of my friends. Thank you Laura!
Laura is extremely kind, attentive and a great listener. She never misses a beat of what I’m saying and needing.
Laura was very helpful, available and understanding of my situation. I think that she was very helpful and mindful with her suggestions. I appreciate that she took the time to work with me and provided helpful advice to get me on the right track. I am only pausing my care because I need to make certain choices to make sure that I am committed to getting better. Thank you Laura. I look forward to speaking again.