Laura Valdes-Borsum

LCPC
Therapist Laura  Valdes-Borsum Photo

About Me

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 enjoys 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."


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCPC #LC12256 (Expires: 2024-01-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Valdes-Borsum. 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.

Written by M.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Laura is very welcoming in appointments and friendly!

Written by D... on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Has helped me realize the main issues causing my depression and provided many helpful suggestions and techniques for dealing with those issues.

Written by I.N. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

She is a great listener and helps with my depression and anxiety.

Written by P.A. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is very intelligent and helps me understand why I feel the way I do. She has given me things other therapists haven't, like concrete coping mechanisms I have now used in my daily life.

Written by E.R. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I’m off to a great start with Laura!

Written by T.I. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Laura is really helping work through navigating life. She works with me to understand what my challenges are that week and then she offers me a different perspective than I have considered. One thing I really enjoy about working with Laura is that I feel as though she's not just helping resolve issues, she's helping my live a happier life.

Written by S.H. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is a great listener. I feel heard whenever we speak. I love that she encourages me to write about any and everything throughout the week and makes herself available to respond. I have already started exploring areas in my life that I didn’t even realize I needed work on. I actually enjoy going to therapy every week.