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, crochet, reading, the outdoors, and learning to cook new recipes.
It is a privilege to connect with you and start this meaningful work.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
SC LISW 13020
NC LCSW C011868
GA LCSW CSW006996
I am so incredibly thankful for Laura's help and support throughout our time working together. She has been supportive and extremely helpful as I've walked through one of the toughest years of my life. She listens so well, and asks such good questions to really help me dive deeper in our sessions. She's super supportive and has given me great advice and tools to help me work through some big obstacles and hard moments. I could not say enough about how much I enjoy working with Laura - she's literally the best!
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd
She’s so sweet!! So nice to talk to! I enjoy her a lot!
Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
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 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