I am a licensed therapist (LPC) for the state of North Carolina, and have over five years of experience working with men, women, adolescents, and children of all ages. I counsel on variety of issues including, but not limited to, family violence, sexual assault/abuse, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, conflict resolution, multicultural issues, LGBT issues, parenting, couples counseling, and bereavement. It is my goal to provide services that will empower clients to reach their own conclusions regarding issues discussed during our counseling sessions.
I like to create a very warm and inviting experience, and approach each client with compassion, respect, and sensitivity. My approach combines different theoretical orientations such as person-centered, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, narrative, and family systems. I will adapt my counseling approach to fit your needs within our counseling sessions.
It takes a lot of strength and courage to reach out for help, and I am so glad you are here. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
NC LCMHC 10441
She helped me understand a horrible situation very professionally and also with care. She helped me get my child essential help I was not sure he needed. She also helped expose very serious sexual abuse that was hidden in the church. The spiritual healing that will come out of this is priceless. I am very thankful for her help.
Written on Jul 29, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 2 months
Laura has been incredibly supportive, compassionate and helpful throughout my journey. Her efforts to assist me in managing my trauma are much appreciated and I have felt in very safe hands.
Written on May 17, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 7 months
Laura helped me to clarify my issues and define a clearer path. I am very appreciative as I was stuck in a rut and having difficulties going forward.
Written on Apr 04, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Laura Smith is an excellent counselor. She quickly responds to me with insightful replies. She uses tools like special worksheets to help me get better in areas where I need improvement. I would give her my highest recommendation.
Written on Apr 03, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coaching
Laura Smith is a great support for me and I feel very comfortable talking to her. She gives me great feedback!
Written on Mar 14, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks
Laura made it easy to talk, and provided a comfortable space to air any thoughts and feelings. It was easy to talk with her and she was able to share ideas and provide relevant feedback. I really enjoyed working with her.
Written on Feb 11, 2019 after therapy with Laura for 1 month