Laura Valdes-Borsum

LCPC

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 , Attachment Issues , Body Image , 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

MD LCPC LC12256


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 on Jan 22, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Thank you for helping us through this difficult time.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 4 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, anger management, and adhd

I had my first session yesterday (1/10/2023) and I am impressed. This state of being impressed didn’t begin, however, at our first meeting, it began when I received a questionnaire asking me poignant questions to include what are my goals and what will my life look like once my goals are accomplished. In all my years of seeking advice from professionals to assist me with life’s curve balls, this is the first time I’ve received such. Further, I am impressed by how relatable and honest Dr. Valdes-Borsum is. So many times therapists seem aloof and distant from my life and situation, which created a barrier immediately in terms of a true comfort level. Thank you Doc!

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Laura is awesome. She talked me through a lot of my problems, validated my feelings and gave me so many helpful tips to deal with what I was going through. I miss talking to her but I'm glad to have had her help

Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

She is awesome and very responsive.

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

awesome

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I’ve been with Laura for two weeks, and I can say that the changes that have already taken place in my life are beyond what I imagined possible. She’s very attentive, she’s supportive, and she makes me feel validated. Laura is amazing!

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and adhd

Laura has been a gift to me as I do the heavy work of dying. She has gently helped me find ways make reconciliations with myself and others and she has helped me accept the things I cannot change. This has given me great relief and peace of mind. Thank you, Laura, for your kind support and guidance.

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very responsive, supportive and understanding

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love her. Finding a therapist who works for me is always rough but Laura is absolutely wonderful

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Laura seemed to get a sense of my situation quickly and offers insight in a way that respects my autonomy and empowers me.

Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Laura is absolutely fantastic! She cares so much and wants to make sure that I am successful with whatever I'm working on. I was a little nervous when I first started therapy because I really didn't know what to expect, but Laura put me at ease and made my therapy a really great experience. I cannot give enough praises to her for helping me!

Written on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura has been such a pleasant person to speak with. She is a great listener, engages me in conversation and q&a sessions. Very proactive, kind and professional.

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Laura has been instrumental in helping me reduce my anxiety . By prioritizing my self care and implementing real time ,effective management tools she has brought order and positive feedback into my life. Sometimes, the homework is tuff but the results are significant.

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I've had a great experience with Laura and BetterHelp! Laura is very kind and she thoughtfully responded to all of my anxieties and concerns over several months. Thank you Laura!

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Going great so far! Really appreciate her listening ear and her good suggestions

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I love her energy! She is very open and listens intently, asking probing questions at the appropriate times. She is very easy to work with!

Written 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Work with me!