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Laura Placek, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
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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 a person centered and strength-based approach. 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.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OR LPC C4778

WI LPC 6318-125


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Placek. 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.

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 on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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

Written on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy 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

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 on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

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 on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

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 on Oct 03, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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

Written on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues