Hello and welcome to my profile!
My primary goal as a therapist is to provide a client-centered, non-judgmental, caring, supportive, safe space for you to explore experiences, patterns and feelings that may be causing you pain and/or hindering your personal goals and growth. I have been a licensed MFT therapist for over 20 years and worked with people from all lifestyles and cultures. I have experience in a number of therapy modalities and as a teacher.
It takes courage to participate in the process of therapy. My wish is to accompany and assist you as you determine the path that leads to a more enriched life.
• My experience includes counseling:
Individuals, Couples, Families, and Groups
Person-centered, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-focused therapies are some of the therapy modalities that I use. But most importantly, the therapy must be
tailored to the needs of the client.
• Some of the issues that I have helped people with are:
Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Special interest: Pet loss (It has an unique impact on people who lose a beloved pet)
Compassion fatigue (special interest in veterinarians and staff, as well as, others in helping roles)
Chemical dependency and Co-dependency
Issues with eating
Seniors experiencing life transitions
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 17434
I've been meeting with Laura for a few years and she's been an incredible advisor as I struggle with the challenges of being a parent to small people! Her experience with children has made her an incredible asset to ensure we give our kids the right support, put them in the right schools, etc.
Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching
Laura is fantastic! Though Betterhelp may not be for everyone, Laura has made the experience of using the service an extremely pleasant one for me, and we have worked through, if not solved, things I was carrying which I worried would be with me for a long time, if not forever.
Written on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I feel good working with Laura. I feel she asks great questions.
Written on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem