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Dr. Laura Thoreson, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

Thank you for taking the time to review my profile! I am honored to be a part of the BetterHelp therapist site. There are many talented therapists to choose from and this decision is an important one. Hopefully the information provided below will help your decision making process.

I earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and a masters in theology. My education and clinical experiences have introduced me to a crucial question: what does it mean to be human? Being human incorporates emotions, behaviors, thoughts, spirituality, relationships, and physical health. It is impossible to divorce these aspects of humanity from each other, although at times it may appear desirable to do so. Growing in understanding of how these pieces of humanity interact and impact each other is important in improving: stress management, communication and interaction with loved ones, pain management, adjusting to life changes, grieving, identity development, and personal growth.

The training and professional experience I have received focuses in 3 areas: health and clinical psychology, and spirituality. Health: chronic pain, insomnia, hypersomnia, fatigue, weight loss, medication/ treatment compliance, and cancer diagnosis/treatment. Clinical: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, change/transition, stress management, marital/couples concerns, identity changes, and body image concerns. Spirituality: understanding the role of suffering, seeking renewal in spiritual journey, desiring spiritual community, pursuing an intimate spiritual relationship, healing from spiritual community wounds, and spiritual practices/disciplines.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and come alongside you in your pursuit of support, growth, and transformation!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Self esteem Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA Psychologist 26374


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

Dr. Thoreson has changed my life! I am so honored to work with someone with such rich depth of compassion, understanding and resources! We laugh, I cry, we move through the session each week with ease, knowing her skills, her ideas and her guidance will bring peace, joy, and a new way to honor me, my growth and my connection to the world. I have brought hard, challenging, complex issues, and she always has something new for me to try, some new way to frame it, some way to consider it differently. The growth I experience while working with her, monumental, and so rewarding. She's just amazing.

Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and career difficulties

Dr Thoreson is awesome. Everyone has a different experience but I've found her to be an amazing support, and resource in my life since we've had our time!

Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Thoreson have been amazing therapist and being my first time with a therapist she have made me rethink therapy. She has been very understanding of the reason why I’m there and she make sure you feel great about the steps you need to improve yourself. She has a great way on dealing with her therapy methods where she listen and talks to you about how to make it better.

Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Very supportive and insightful, provided tools for navigating issues I was having.

Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Talking to Dr. Thoreson has changed my look on things. I’m starting to heal in areas that I don’t share with many people. I’m working on trust and self esteem and boundaries.

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

After just a few sessions, Dr Thoreson helped me with some issues that had been bothering me for a long time. She listened so closely to me and gave me concrete coping strategies that really worked. I'm so grateful to have found her.

Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief