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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, as well as members internationally. I have been working as a counselor for 11 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2010030680 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


Reviews

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.

Written by F.R. 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

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 by H.E. 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

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

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 by C.H. 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 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 by A.Y. 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

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 by J.U. on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I think Laurie is a really great therapist. She is really easy to talk to and I am more than comfortable opening up to her about what I am battling with.

Written by V.I. on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Laurie is an excellent counselor that listens and offers many different ways to try and fix things and if it can’t be fixed she offers ways to cope. She also give informative worksheets to help out and challenge yourself

Written by A.N. on Nov 22, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 11 months on issues concerning self esteem

Thank you so much for everything! You really helped me through a tough time.

Written by Z.E. on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Thank you for everything! You’re an amazing therapist!

Written by E.V. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laurie is a great listener and really does her best to understand and help.

Written by J.O. on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I find it very easy to speak to Laurie and I find her very relatable. She really helps me think of myself in a more positive and proactive way without being too directing-she leads me to realise it myself.

Written by M.E. on Jul 07, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Gets me as an individual and why certain things are for me without going into explanations. Helps me stay grounded.

Written by J.E. on Dec 12, 2019 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Laurie has been so helpful and understanding, I’ve been struggling for such a long time and to be welcomed with such open arms is a huge breath of fresh air. Thank you Laurie!!