Fluent in Spanish with education, training, and experience in therapy models such as CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I selectively integrate a variety of goal-oriented, solution-focused, and person-centered techniques into a uniquely individualized treatment approach for individuals, couples, and families. My multicultural clinical expertise includes treating individuals of all ages depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, gender identity, sexual identity, adjustment, anger management, personality disorders, and grief.
My training in EMDR Therapy allows me treat an array of PTSD including single-event PTSD, complex PTSD (disorder of extreme stress) and Developmental Trauma Disorder. I counsel adult victims who have experienced sudden traumatic loss, childhood trauma, violent crimes, domestic abuse, addictions, motor vehicle accidents, and veterans of combat.
My approach to multicultural counseling integrates Eastern approaches to mindfulness, Western approaches to spirituality, and for my younger clients I enjoy integrating play and/or art therapy into the psychotherapy process. Each person is a unique individual deserving of a unique individualized treatment plan. One size does not fit all.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC12256
I have been seeing Laura for almost an entire year now, and she has got to be the absolute best therapist I have ever had. She has provided me a safe space to open up about some of the most difficult experiences in my life and never pressured me to share anything with her until I was ready. Thanks to Laura's support, my confidence, self-esteem, and overall happiness have significantly improved, more than I thought they ever would. I am so thankful to have had the pleasure to work with her.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Laura is the best. She always listens to me and has my best interest in mind. She has really helped grow as person and I am very thankful for her.
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Very professional and in touch. It took me a long time to find a personal therapist that fits me. She is Amazing!!
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Laura is one of the realest, no judgement and actually listens to the problem. She listen to the problem all the way out before giving her observations and solutions
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I have been to multiple therapists, and Laura is the only one where I have felt heard. We have worked through many of my difficulties together and I am always provided strategies to help me cope with what I am struggling with. I have been with Laura for about a year now and I have improved so much in areas that I thought I would never improve in.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Very helpful with my needs
Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd