Laura Powers

(LCSW)
Therapist Laura Powers Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field for over 10 years. I graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2009 with a Masters in Social Work. I have worked with a wide range of individuals in areas including depression, anxiety, stress management, coping with grief/loss, mood disorders and parenting/relationship issues.
I find it very important to build a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness. It is truly important to be able to share our personal struggles and experiences without the fear of being judged. I pride myself on being warm, compassionate, open minded and non-judgmental. I utilize several techniques in my counseling style but a few are Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness/DBT, Solution-Focused and, most important, person centered.
Whether you are going through a difficult time, are seeking change or simply need an ear to listen, I am here to support you in your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #087462 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by A.U. on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Laura is wonderful. She’s very down to earth and can cut through the static in my thoughts easily and precisely. She always has good advice and metaphors to help you get perspective.

Written by Z.H. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura is a wonderful listener and really dives into each thing I want to focus on! She is great about providing me with resources and useful advice. I feel supported and know I always have her guidance.

Written by J.A. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 6 months on issues concerning coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

It’s been a long journey with therapy and the event that got me started did just that… got me started. I’ve been able to unravel a lot of my thought patterns and as Laura said “understand the logic behind my emotions.” I feel more balanced and look forward to continuing my self love and self improvement with Laura in my corner. Thank you!

Written by C.A. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Better Help is therapy for the modern age. As the mental health crisis grows, now more than ever we need affordable and accessible mental healthcare. I was unconvinced by the chatting feature but I just used it and a feel a world of difference even just writing down the revelations I was feeling. Highly reccomend.

Written by N.I. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

she’s a great listener and very attentive! responds quickly and checks in often!

Written by M.E. on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Laura has been essential in my healing the last few months and I’m so grateful to her. She’s professional and timely and id highly recommend her and better help to anyone.

Written by T.I. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Great counselor, very patient and understanding. Would 100% recommend

Written by R.E. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

She is responsive and really has been everything I hoped for in a therapist. It's very helpful to write out my feelings in close proximity to when things happen and she has been receptive and responsive.

Written by L.A. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Laura is highly competent and thoughtful in her approach to working with me. She is very approachable and brings multiple viewpoints and methods to help with anything I have going on.

Written by K.A. on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Laura has been such a gift to my life. She is supportive and caring yet challenges my thinking and pushes me to be better. I am in the best mental and emotional spot right now that I've ever been in and Laura has been a huge factor in that.

Written by M.A. on Dec 25, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Laura has been a life saver, literally. Without her, I would have drowned in my compulsive, obsessive, irrational thoughts. Thank you for saving me from me and making me feel worthy, safe and valid. You are an angel laura!

Written by N.A. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laura is great! She has this way of making you feel important and heard. Has definitely helped me through a very rough time in my life and I thank her so much for that!

Written by D.A. on Nov 22, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks

It took a lot of courage to seek for help. Laura has been amazing! She takes her time to respond back to my messages in a timely manner and gives me amazing feedback. She is also very accommodating. She is AMAZING! We need more therapist like her!

Written by M.A. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Laura is fantastic. She’s in your corner from the start, and makes you feel cared for, respected, and heard. It took very little time to feel comfortable communicating with her, which is something I’ve struggled with in past therapy sessions. Even in a few short weeks she has provided really helpful insight and guidance. I’m very grateful to have found her!

Written by R.A. on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s warm and welcoming and knows her stuff. She always responds promptly to my messages. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Written by N.A. on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Laura has been an excellent listener and consistently supportive, even at my worst. Without her help, I can honestly say I might still be caught in the dreadful depression that caused me to look for help in the first place.

Written by P.H. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She’s an incredibly empathetic person and really hears you where you are and there to offer advice.

Written by B.E. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Laura has been an incredible help to me in managing my pandemic anxieties. I was always an anxious person but the last few month really exacerbated it. With Dr. Laura's help, I am sleeping better, and I have tools to help when I get overwhelmed.

Written by A.S. on Jun 07, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She’s been absolutely great. She understands that I need someone to approach me with sensitivity and she always has been very supportive.

Written by S.O. on May 31, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Laura is so easy to talk to. She always makes me feel validated, heard, and understood. She is excellent at helping me set reasonable goals, and then gently holding me accountable for them. She's always responsive, kind, and helps ease my anxiety.

Written by L.O. on Mar 23, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks

An open, kind, and an understanding person who will hear you out and assist you with any issue.