Laura Placek

(MS, LPC, CSACIII)
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About Me

I am a board certified and dual licensed counselor, providing over 20 years of Forensic, Behavioral, and Addiction counseling services. I believe in motivating and encouraging awareness through respect, integrity and person centered and strength-based approaches. I meet you where you are in life. My goal is to help you to identify paths to achieve personal goals, recovery, and regain life balance. I offer a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with an interactive conversational style.
My philosophies are rooted in cognitive behavioral and solution focused approaches. I hold multiple specialty training and certifications to treat OCD, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, anger management, domestic violence, sexual disorders/ offending, behavioral, coping and assertive skill building.
I applaud and welcome you on your path toward health and wellness and I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #C4778 (Expires: 2022-02-28)

LPC #6318-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on May 29, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I like my counselor she's very understanding ,smart ,intelligent person. Laura has helped me out in the way I think about a lot of things she gave me a lot of literature to read and I'm very thankful to have her as my counselor

Written by H.A. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laura is a great listener. She really understands you and makes you feel seen.

Written by C.O. on Feb 03, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

I've had many different therapists over the years, but Laura is the first one who really listened to me and understood. She's helped me piece together my past to make sense of the present to make a stronger future. I was very hesitant about online therapy, but it has really worked out well for me. I also really appreciate the messaging capabilities between sessions.

Written by A.A. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Laura has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She helped me turn everything around in a months time. I owe her a lot! I think she is 100% honest, she knows what she is doing and I trusted her from, day one.

Written by K.Y. on Oct 03, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have loved working with Laura. I was in a really down place when we started working together and she jumped right in and helped me to help myself. She listened and guided me through things that she thought would work for me in particular. I have felt myself change in ways that make me better through working with her and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Written by E.M. on Sep 18, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

She honestly is probably one of the best counselors I’ve ever had and I’m glad I found her on here!