Laura Thompson

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Laura. I have been counseling for over 15 years. My theoretical orientation is Existentialism, although I am inspired by CBT, REBT and most especially radical acceptance and mindfulness. I have experience working in psychiatric hospitals and with addictions and currently am the Program Director of an IOP. I am very open to using modern technology as a treatment modality and see it is the modern and convenient. It is a real pleasure to help you using this groundbreaking platform. I enjoy using unique and creative therapeutic techniques tailored to you as a person. I have a strong skill set in understanding the brain as well as personality and family as well as relationship dynamics and teen experiences.
A pleasure to meet you,
Laura


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00634900 (Expires: 2020-11-01)


Reviews

Written by G.R. on Jul 02, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Shes amazing, accommodating, strikes a very strong balance of being empathetic and sympathetic without being enabling. Not an easy thing to do. Shes been massively helpful for me. Would recommend her for anyone.

Written by K.E. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 10 months on issues concerning grief, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Thank God for Laura Thompson.

Written by K.E. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Is amazingly compassionate and thoughtful with her approach to mental health.

Written by D.O. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Laura is an amazing therapist. She always listens without judgement and provides great advice. She always makes herself available when I need her.

Written by C.H. on Mar 30, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

What a blessing to have worked with Laura! She is filled with love and light and tremendous insight. Often times, her responses to my dilemmas were choices and roads I never knew existed to explore. Laura taught me to take risks and trust and believe in myself. Hands down, these two years were a turning point for me. Thank you!

Written by T.I. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Laura is a great counselor. Shows you different techniques on how to cope and relax. Very thoughtful and considerate. She’s great!

Written by J.A. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Laura is such a positive person and she really listens to and understands me. She has helped me feel more confident in myself and heal my broken relationships. I am so happy I got matched with her when I signed up for BetterHelp!

Written by S.U. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laura is wonderful! She is a true comfort and provides incredible empathic support. She has helped me so much and I am very grateful.

Written by K.A. on Feb 21, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Going on 1.5 years with Laura. As my life changes, she has helped me through some major adjustments that doing alone would have been insurmountable. I often feel like I’m talking to a really good friend who takes a step back from the crazy and lets me know what’s up. I couldn’t ask for a better experience.

Written by D.. on Dec 16, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laura is excellent!

Written by A.R. on Dec 01, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Laura Thompson is amazing. She will listen to everything you have to say and guide you through any struggle you have. She has made me into a stronger person than before and for that I am grateful.

Written by C.A. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laura is extremely personable. It’s very easy to talk to her as my most authentic self. I’m very grateful for the work she’s done with me.

Written by C.H. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

I was initially apprehensive of counseling online, as I had never done it before. After having gone through a few sessions with Laura, I have found this to be a great way to get the therapy I have been needing and putting off. I have been extremely comfortable in my sessions and I feel I have found the perfect counselor for me. I always look forward to my appointments and highly recommend Laura.

Written by J.O. on Oct 19, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She's wonderful! We feel so much better on days when we talk to her.

Written by D.O. on Sep 29, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and anger management

I respect Laura and she me. Her expertise is exponential. She could be a good friend.

Written by P.R. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Laura is a wonderful. She cares about what I have to say and listens carefully. I’m grateful to work with her.

Written by J.E. on Sep 08, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She cares about me.

Written by M.A. on Aug 22, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is wonderful and attentive!

Written by C.O. on Aug 22, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Thank God for Dr. Laura! At a time when I was at my lowest, she was there to listen. When I finally started to be receptive, she would offer her words. Not necessarily advice, but more of just guidance through my own thoughts and worries. But she also would put me in my place when I needed it! I feel so lucky to have had help from her these past few months.

Written by J.O. on Jul 10, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very helpfull

Written by B.R. on Jul 09, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Laura is wonderful. We’ve been talking about two weeks now I want to say. Have had two phone conversations. I really look forward to talking with her even by chat I love just typing what I’m thinking or feeling to get her option and expertise. Even within two weeks I feel better. 110% would recommend Laura! Can’t wait to see what more she has in store about helping me and me progressing.

Written by L.O. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Very attentive and listened to all my feelings. Gave great advice.

Written by J.E. on May 22, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I have never had counseling before, but I was actively looking. I came across better health on the internet. When I video chatted with Laura I was a little nervous and ashamed of what I wanted to talk about, but Laura was so welcoming and had no judgment. I would 100% recommend her for anyone who needs to speak with someone. I also like how she helps me with holistic approaches instead of medication.

Written by R.U. on Apr 15, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She is always there to help you through out your day and during the counseling period. I can text her anytime and know for sure that she will give me the needed help.

Written by J.E. on Apr 15, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laura has been reliable and insightful. She encouraged my progress and her support has helped me a great deal. I feel very fortunate to have been matched with her. I've been to counseling in the past and she has helped me the most and in a very brief period of time. I would highly recommend Laura!

Written by D.A. on Apr 07, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laura is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely helpful. Fully recommend.

Written by V.I. on Apr 01, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Laura seems to be genuine with her responses. I have only had 2 sessions, but I currently feel comfortable with her.

Written by J.E. on Mar 03, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Laura helped me through a really tough time. Sometimes it's great to have somebody there. She responds quickly almost any time of the day.

Written by K.I. on Feb 24, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Laura responds very well and gives me prompt solutions.

Written by M.I. on Feb 21, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Laura is a kind and open therapist. She challenges me to see things differently. She’s had a great impact on my journey. Couldn’t have gotten here without her!

Written by T.O. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Laura is absolutely amazing! She has helped me in so many ways and I cannot recommend her enough! She is by far the best counselor I have ever come across.

Written by M.I. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder

I’ve always gone to therapy but I feel that Laura understands me more.

Written by W.O. on Jan 30, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

Laura has been amazing. Have only been with her a short time but have already taken some very positive steps in my life which I am sure is because of her.

Written by B.L. on Jan 28, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Laura is phenomenal! She listens actively and understands my concerns completely. The activities that she has recommended I do for anxiety along with different exercises has helped me significantly. She is such a breath of fresh air and I really look forward to our sessions every week. She is great!

Written by M.E. on Jan 03, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Laura has been amazing to speak to. She is supportive, kind, and really listens to what is on your mind. She understands what I need in a session and helps me find peace through tools and exercises. Thank you Laura!

Written by B.R. on Dec 28, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Laura has a good balance of letting me talk and then delivering positive impactful advice. Anything I talk about feels important, big or small. She has helped me see sides of myself I didn't know I had, or could achieve.

Working with Laura feels natural, and stress free. I have found a sense of self-worth and a voice with her help.

Written by N.A. on Dec 12, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Laura has been so wonderful! Checks in on me, provided me with tools to better manage my anxiety, and has been so supportive. I think she’s had such a positive impact on my mental health.

Written by A.L. on Nov 08, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks

Laura offers very personal, yet direct guidance. She is not a traditionalist but find new more spiritual ways to examine and describe what is happening and how to focus on issues.

Written by S.A. on Oct 22, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is so amazing! She listens to what I have to say and gives feedback right on the mark. She makes me feel comfortable and confident.

Written by K.A. on Oct 12, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

I have only been in treatment with Laura for a short while. However, these are some absolutes: she is caring and has a warm bedside manner; she is punctual, even early to our chats; she always goes above and beyond what she can do to help you; she offers great tips and guides you towards new realizations about yourself and situations. I strongly recommend Laura.

Written by C.A. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and grief

Laura is so easy to talk to and provides a perspective that is eye opening!

Written by M.A. on Sep 30, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Laura is a caring and compassionate person. I have found her input very helpful.