Laura Leatherman

LCSW

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Virginia. I earned my Master's Degree from the University of South Carolina. I have an extensive history of working with diverse clients experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, conflicts in relationships, anger management, and self esteem. I have also worked with people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. I have worked in numerous settings including an outpatient counseling clinic, hospitals, a residential program, and an emergency shelter.

I believe in treating all people with respect and kindness and I provide counseling without judgment. I will treat you as an individual to meet your specific needs and goals. I believe that building a trusting relationship with your counselor is imperative in working to create change, and I will spend time to build a solid connection with you. I utilize cognitive-behavioral, solutions focused, and dialectical behavioral techniques.

I am here to support you in your goals in working towards the change you seek to make. I look forward to working with you!

Unfortunately, I am not available for live sessions at this time.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

VA LCSW 0904009335


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Leatherman. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 years and 11 months

Laura is thorough, pays great attention and asks really well formed questions which allow me to reflect and shift perspective on situatIons I struggle with in life.

Written on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Laura is amazing. She responds quickly and always guides me to finding my answers I so desperately seek.

Written on Aug 04, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Laura is an excellent counselor. She is empathic, compassionate, professional, responsive and diligent. I recommend her without reservation.

Written on Jul 08, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She’s definitely helped me out! Jumping right into my concerns when I was going through an anxiety crisis.

Written on Jul 02, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Laura is a wonderful counselor— she’s an empathetic listener who helps me try new strategies and think about things in different ways.

Written on Apr 07, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Laura is the best. She strives to understand my concerns and is always there with a supportive word and great advice. I’m so glad I found BetterHelp and Laura!

Written on Sep 22, 2018 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Thank you Laura for always listening to me and a lot of the time letting me vent. Sometime it takes just a non biased person to talk to and try to figure out my own mind.

Written on Jun 17, 2018 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

So far she has been receptive to my needs and requests and offered good advice helping me to be more self-aware.

Work with me!