I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor with over 25 years of experience. I am a fourth-generation Texan/Austinite. I have experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, family problems, relationship issues, and learning issues such as ADHD, Dyslexia, and those on the Autism Spectrum. I also have experience with military veterans and their families, as I have previously worked as a Military and Family Life Counselor.
My approach to counseling is integrative. My response to the client is specific to the client's needs and can change within and across sessions. This allows for the incorporation of different theoretical approaches as may be needed for the specific client. Within an integrative counseling approach, I may use a series of cognitive-behavioral methods to bring awareness to the client on how his/her thoughts and behaviors are interconnected. Also, while using an integrated development model (IDM) I can provide structure or “scaffolding” to incorporate new knowledge and skills to advance new learning/awareness for the client.
As a counselor, sometimes I may act as a teacher, helping you learn new insight and tools to help you with your goals. Sometimes I may act as a coach or mentor, supporting you and encouraging you to continue to move forward. Finally, I may act as a consultant, giving you feedback on issues that are keeping you from your goals. Overall this is your journey and I will be here to support and guide you to achieve your goals.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 14506
Laura is amazing. I immediately felt comfortable talking to her and i continue to feel comfortable opening up to her. She makes me feel heard and i love that she can empathize with many concerns.
Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety