I am a professional counselor licensed in Kentucky with 7 years of clinical experience. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 2014. I worked in numerous school settings providing therapy to children for the next year and a half. In 2016, I began working for a local hospital and provided ABA therapy to children diagnosed with ASD. Upon receiving my Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling from University of the Cumberlands, I began working with adults as an outpatient therapist for a local community mental health agency. I continued my work there until I opened my practice in 2021. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma/abuse, and adjustment concerns. I also have experience in treating autism spectrum disorder. Ideally, I work best with individuals--both men and women--struggling with self-esteem, self-care, life stress, depression, and/or anxiety. I currently work with individuals aged 11-65. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is eclectic and combines cognitive-behavioral and existential techniques. I also incorporate nutrition into my practice. I am a certified integrative mental health practitioner. I believe treating the individual as a whole-- physical and mental-- yields the best results. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Sometimes in life we need an unbiased, third-party person to weigh in on our experiences. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to be the best you can be. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Body Image, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY LPCC 265567
Could not be more thankful to have found Laura and gone on this journey with her help! She always listens and was patient along the whole process. I learned so much and really enjoyed her approach to therapy! She helped me heal past trauma and walked me through every single step. Would highly recommend!!
Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Laura Martin is an amazing therapist and truly cares about her patients and their wellbeing. I am so blessed to have been paired with her because I have seen so many positive changes within myself.
Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Laura is very understanding, kind and you can really tell she knows what she’s talking about! It feels like she always knows what to say and when to say.
I don’t ever feel like she judges me for anything I may threw her way.
I have never doubted her expertise in whatever we may talk about and I very quickly trusted her with what I needed to so I could get the most out of this experience. I definitely recommend her!
Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Laura is amazing! She understands me and is quick to respond to my needs. She never tells me what to do but helps me make the best decisions for myself.
Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is so nice, understanding, and checks in when I don’t respond for a short period of time. I’ve already recommended her to a few people
Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Better help paired me with Laura right from go and I have to say they provided me with one of the most supportive and positive person there is. Laura is always prompt with her responses and even refers to things barely touched on from weeks prior. She is thoughtful and kind and provides extra resources on things she thinks I may find helpful.
Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem