I am a licensed clinical social worker in South Dakota with over 10 years of professional work experience. During that time, I've had the privilege of helping clients work through daily challenges such stress, anxiety, eating disorders, assertiveness, self esteem, confidence, life transitions, relational stressors, and depression.
I believe you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming whatever challenge(s) you may be facing. Together, we'll work on filling your toolbox with skills to assist you in achieving your goals. I am here to provide a safe, open, judgement free, and confidential space. We will go at your pace and address the challenge(s) that are most important to you. Everyone is unique and has their own unique story. It would be an honor to work with you as you navigate yours. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support, listen and assist you in that process.
Just as stained glass windows get their beauty from putting together broken and reshaped pieces, I believe you can create something beautiful in your life. We'll work together reshaping, creating new, removing what no longer fits, and putting back the pieces you want in your new beautiful stained glass window.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
SD CSW-PIP 1890
One of the most kindest people ever! She’s super welcoming, understanding, caring, & is a great listener! Definitely makes me feel super comfortable during sessions, I can tell her anything & she wont judge. Best therapist ever :))
Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Laura is a thoughtful listener and is very easy to talk to.Highly recommend
Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have had a ton of bad experiences with counseling and this has changed my thoughts on it 180°. Being able to talk and get this stuff out and get the feed back to help you build and help direct you onto the right path, has been totally eye opening for me and in the 4 short weeks of doing this I have been able to "lift some of the weight" and move forward.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd