Hello, I'm Laura! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2012 but the focus of my work experience has been with individuals, families and couples equally. I have worked in a group home, in office settings and I have also provided in-home counseling during the past few years. My hope is that whatever life situation you are facing, I can provide an open heart and a counseling relationship built on respect and trust.
I have experience working with survivors of trauma and abuse, individuals with depression, stress and anxiety, as well as couples with relationship distress. When working with survivors of trauma, I use a technique called Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I use other techniques as well, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy when working with depression and anxiety, and systems theory when working with couples and families. My style of counseling is accepting, understanding and encouraging.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AL LPC 3553
OR LPC C6711
Laura continues to be an excellent counselor who has a good understanding of my changing needs, and supports me completely. I like the questions and ideas she poses to help me process issues and the way she helps me make action plans for forward growth. Thanks!
Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and grief
Laura is very thorough, professional and attentive. She has been a great help in identifying where I can build on my strengths and help myself to heal. Definitely recommend!
Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Thank you! It is really helpful to gain insight on the issues that affect me. I feel I can be a stronger person with your help.
Written on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Laura has been so kind and understanding in helping me work through a myriad of issues. From guides to finding a sleep schedule to understanding family relationships, she has been an amazing counselor.
Written on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder
I’ve been with Laura for several months now dealing with years of past trauma. She has helped me in so many ways such as teaching me to self care, providing me with the tools I need to cope properly with my triggers that cause me anxiety. She is wonderful, and I absolutely would recommend her to anyone I know. I plan on her being my therapist for a long time.
Written on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Laura has been invaluable in helping my partner and I work on improving our relationship. We were really strained and struggling to work things out when we started with Laura but her clear guidance and suggestions have completely turned things around. We appreciated the weekly goals and structured approach, as well as her friendly manner. We would very happily recommend Laura to others. :)
Written on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd