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Dr. Laura Thoreson, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation 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 Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation 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.

She’s helped me so much. I could not recommend her enough!

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Thoreson has an extremely calm demeanor, she is kind and listens to everything you tell her. She is very smart and her practice she has told me is rooted in neuroscience and she has many alternative perspectives and useful techniques for managing stress and anxiety. She is personable and a lovely human being and anyone would be lucky to have her as a therapist!

Written on Mar 06, 2024 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders

Dr. Thoreson has your back

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Thoreson is very professional and one of the best therapists I have found so far on Better Help. They are definitely not all created equal. She is insightful and very caring. She is helpful in assisting me in ways to open my ideas and work through them. I really appreciate her.

Written on Jan 10, 2024 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Thoreson is a wonderful psychologist! Her support and encouragement has made a definite change in my thinking process. I feel blessed to have her as my Doctor.

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Laura for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I am delighted to share my overwhelmingly positive experience with my therapist Dr. Laura Thoreson. Over the past two years, she has consistently demonstrated unwavering support, standing by me through moments of grief, joy, hardships, loss, and transitions. This steadfast commitment and invaluable guidance have truly made a significant and positive difference in my life. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Laura to anyone seeking compassionate and effective support on their journey.

Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes