Hello! I understand that reaching out for help and support can be difficult and I'm really glad you've made the decision to start counseling.
I believe in treating the whole person and will strive to understand you and all of the moving parts in your life. My goal is to offer you a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings. My approach to therapy is warm and interactive. I strive to understand the whole person and believe in treating people with respect and compassion. My goal is to help you to find solutions to your current struggles by exploring the way in which you are looking at the problem and by helping you to identify solutions.
I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). I've spent the past 17 + years working with people of all ages and their families to overcome wide variety of problems. As an LMFT, I'm not only well versed in treating relationship problems of all types; I've worked with many individuals struggling with individual concerns like depression, anger, and anxiety. Additionally, I've worked with a large number of individuals who have experienced trauma and am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
You are not alone. Things can and will get better. I'm really looking forward to working with you!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Mood Disorders Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #MF000859 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
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After jumping around trying to find the right fit, I found Laura and I’m so glad I did. Just in the short amount of time I’ve been talking to her, she has been super helpful! She is very supportive and understanding. She’s also very thorough with her responses and I feel heard and understood. I really appreciate the feedback that she provides and just talking to her has made me feel so much better. I highly recommend her!
Laura makes me feel comfortable enough to share my thoughts and always provides me with great insight when I ask for it.
Laura is a thoughtful listener, and has helped me immensely with processing several issues in my life. She offers constructive feedback on behaviors, including mine as well as the potential motivations of others, and helps me to understand the situation objectively without minimizing my thoughts or feelings on the situation. She's been so helpful and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work with her.
Laura helped me understand some issues I’ve been having for many years, in a very short time. Our sessions were focused and to the point. I enjoyed the flexibility of our convos through messaging opposed to scheduled appointments. Laura is kind, thorough, insightful and highly skilled. I strongly recommend her! Thank you Laura!
Very good and thoughtful.
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Laura knows the questions to ask to help get you thinking about the direction you need or would like to take. She is knowledgeable in the areas of destructive/abusive relationships and its effect on the partner and children. She understands the seriousness of verbal/emotional abuse in a way that many counselors don't.
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Laura understood my issues and guided me the best way she can. Very authentic and professional.
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Laura has been a great amount of support for me with issues I've been struggling with for years. I'm looking forward to spending more time with Laura to work on problem areas I hope to resolve and to find the inner peace I've been searching for.
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Laura Pengelly has helped me to see things differently. Things i was struggling with. In which case it has changed me for the better. Laura treated me like i was talking with a good friend. She treated me as a friend would with respect. I love talking with her. Thank you so much Laura
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Laura was here for me when I most needed it. She is a person I could trust and open up to. I am very grateful for her help.
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Laura is an insightful therapist skillful at breaking through emotional clutter to get to the heart of the issue. I felt like I learned something new and helpful with each exchange.