Laura Newton

LCSW, LISW

About Me

Starting or re-starting therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming – it takes courage to look at how you’re feeling or what you’re going through and decide to reach out to a therapist who can walk with you through challenging emotions, relationship dynamics, life changes, and personal goals. Maybe you’re not quite sure where to start, but you know you would like to explore what you’re feeling, your identity, or ways to continue to grow. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, I seek to create a safe, respectful space to embrace this vulnerable work. I believe our identities are shaped by our thoughts, feelings, relationships, trauma (from acute to generational), and systemic factors that impact our wellbeing. We carry the weight of our past and messages we receive in the words and actions of others every day. I will be a therapist who helps you examine your experiences, thoughts, and feelings in the context of relationships and society to understand yourself as you are and as you want to become. It is normal when doing this inner work to feel sadness, shame, or fear. Together, we can identify diverse coping skills rooted in cognitive, behavioral, dialectical, and emotion-focused therapies as we encounter these emotions. My goal as your therapist is to be present for you, to help you feel seen, heard, and recognize your inherent dignity and self-worth.

My clinical areas of specialty are depression, anxiety, healing from trauma, burnout, identity development, chronic illness, and communication skills. My therapy style is warm, empathetic, client-centered, and trauma informed. My approach as a therapist echoes Robert Frost when he said, “The best way out is always through.”

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to true crime podcasts and a wide range of music, watercolor, reading, the outdoors, and learning to cook new recipes.

It is a privilege to connect with you and start this meaningful work.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C011868 (Expires: 2024-10-31)

LISW #13020 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LCSW #CSW006996 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Newton. 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 by C.A. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

After trying a couple different people, I felt like Laura was the best fit for me right away. She was understanding, helpful and supportive. I feel like I’ve gotten farther with her in a few sessions than I had with any of the other people I talked to.

Written by S.H. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

In just 3 sessions, I have felt so supported and heard by Laura. She does a wonderful job of listening while also helping guide our conversation in a way that is helpful to me - she asks great questions and gives great homework! It's been a blessing to have her as a resource so far.

Work with me!