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Laurie Black, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

Hello! My name is Laurie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in the State of Missouri. I am able to work with members from Missouri. I have been working as a counselor for 12 years. I have worked for better help since 2019. I have worked with individuals facing major life events, job stress, anxiety, depression, workplace stress and grief.
I believe in starting where the individual is at that moment and working from there. I believe treatment should be highly individualized. I am nonjudgmental and empathetic. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices to assist individuals in bringing out their strengths and reducing their stress level. I believe in taking control of negative thinking. I believe we can work together to achieve a balanced, positive life. I believe that we all have the potential within to achieve satisfaction in life. I want to assist in identifying these strengths. I want to help find those obstacles and assist in resolving them. I am an active and empathetic listener. I offer practical tools to help keep you moving in a goal-oriented direction. I draw upon a range of therapeutic strategies including cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic approaches, strength-based approaches, solution focused techniques, and mindfulness.
I treat everyone with empathy, respect and dignity.
I look forward to working together.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Expats, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Personality Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

MO LCSW 2010030680


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laurie Black. 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.

Laurie is amazing! Every time I talk with her I feel lighter and happier. She understands me and knows how to communicate with me in a way that makes me understand my situations. She’s definitely my favorite therapist, and such an amazing person.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have many serious mental health issues and therapy doesn't work well on me but I tried this and Laurie has been great. I've definitely been able to delve deeper and talk about things I had more difficulty talking about before

Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Lovely therapist! Laurie and I often could bounce between the heavier subjects and some light hearted reflection. She sent me worksheets to do when I had troubles, which is a nice way to solidify thoughts. She’s a very kind person.

Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Lauire is such a lovely person and has had some experience in with how I've been feeling and talks about her ways of dealing with things and is very useful and I feel like I can easily talk about my issues with ease knowing Laurie is there to help me better my way of negative thinking

Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Laurie has been amazing. Such a good listener. She has given me the ability to look at my situation in a calm and reasonable manner. This way I have been able to move forward to were I can accomplish my goals in a more positive productive way. Thank you so much !

Written on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Laurie is my first counselor from betterhelp and my experience with her is overwhelmingly positive! She knows how to mediate a conversation by asking questions and tailors her advice based on my needs.

Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue