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.
Additional areas of focus: 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
VA LCSW 0904009335
Laura had been very helpful in bringing perspective to some of the issues I’ve been dealing with. Her questions have made me think more logically and less emotionally. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Apr 23, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Laura asks good questions to draw my inter feelings out. She has not recommended videos etc, but I think that is because she is getting to know me still. I don't think it would be a good idea to recommend things tight out of the box.
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
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 Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 years and 11 months
Laura is amazing. She responds quickly and always guides me to finding my answers I so desperately seek.
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 an excellent counselor. She is empathic, compassionate, professional, responsive and diligent. I recommend her without reservation.
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
She’s definitely helped me out! Jumping right into my concerns when I was going through an anxiety crisis.
Written on Jul 08, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders