Laurie Domsch

(ACSW, LCSW)

About Me

My intention when working with you is increasing your insights, coping skills, and appreciation of your situation. Everyone gains wisdom at their own pace and as it inspires their life. My goal is to tune into how you view and approach life. From there, we help you understand ways to increase your enjoyment and acceptance of people or experiences around you.
Some days or events can just be difficult and others we do better to let go and some we celebrate. Our adventure is to understand this, inject as much laughter and wisdom as possible, then celebrate the outcome.

I've worked 40 years with trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, grief, children, ADHD, couples and families.
If you're willing to accept some comfort and change, I'm for you! Laurie


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse

I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 20

Licensing

LCSW #MO004512 (Expires: 2018-09-30)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Oct 04, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and bipolar

Laurie really knows how to listen and instead of one solution to problems, she always recommends a few different ones to help. She is very kind and it's obvious she cares about you as a person. Would highly recommend her!

Written by S.T. on Oct 01, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I was paired with Laurie because I was dealing with a traumatic incident in my life. Laurie made me very comfortable and confident to express all my emotions and experiences I was dealing with. Her advice opened up a new perspective for me and a new way to look at life. I'll always be thankful I reached out through BetterHelp because it really did help me out. I felt like Laurie was a family member I was that comfortable with her. I'm so glad I got to meet her! I highly recommend her and this site to anyone and everyone!

Written by K.R. on Sep 12, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 1 month depression, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and career

Very caring and knowledgeable lady.

Written by C.O. on Sep 06, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, career, and bipolar

Laurie is extremely kind, patient, and wise. I highly recommend her to anyone suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, or interpersonal issues. Her years of experience show through her carefully worded responses that take a non-judgmental look at where you are at in life and provide very specific guidance to your situation.

Written by L.E. on Sep 01, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months depression, sleeping, career, and bipolar

Laurie is wonderful! Very open and upfront, but very down-to-earth and helpful. I think she gets a lot of joy from helping people. She's helped me stay focused on what really matters and to see the bigger picture.

Written by A.S. on Jul 23, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Laurie really makes me look at the bigger picture, and keeps me grounded. This has really helped me, and I am very grateful.

Written by M.I. on Jul 18, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Laurie is a unique therapist and was able to provide me with exactly what I needed in a short space of time; I was given professional, practical and experiential insights that enabled me to make sense of my problems in a beautiful and empowering way. I don't often 'compliment' therapists through not wanting to 'people please' and only when it comes from the bottom of my heart. Laurie has empowered and moved me in a way that resonated with me in a very different way to former therapists. I am grateful and would definitely reach out to Laurie again in the future if needed. I would recommend her because she seems more in touch with reality than most therapists I have ever met and she was willing to give me honest responses. I think within the therapeutic sector, people can sometimes forget to be real and honest in the face of being 'professional' and forgetting to be real/human. Thank you Laurie for being real and no doubt you will touch the lives of many others.

Written by G.O. on Jul 17, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, anger, and career

Laurie has brought warmth, understanding, and life experience to help me through my problems. She replies thoroughly, and is articulate and patient. I recommend her to anyone looking for answers to a better and healthier life.

Written by S.A. on Jul 07, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 9 months stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse

Laurie is a great person to work with. She understands what I need help with and is always supportive and respectful. I would recomend her to anyone looking for a councellor with experience and a kind heart.

Written by R.O. on Jun 22, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 1 month stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Laurie has absolutely amazing in understanding me and where I was at, and challenged me in a unique way to promote the change and enlightenment I was in search of. I would recommend her a million times over again.

Written by P.O. on Jun 22, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Laurie has been absolutely amazing. She has made me feel so comfortable I can talk to her about absolutely anything without any judgement.

Written by D.A. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 4 months stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

My relationship with Laurie has grown from being able to identify the root causes of my issues and to look at steps to manage these, to sit back and look at what is really happening and understanding where others are coming from to being a 'professional friend' whom understands where I want to go in my life and be able to talk to on both a personal and academic level. I would never say that I am a 'cured' person but I am a much better, stronger and happier person than I was and if I have a problem, well I have someone I can talk to about it!
This has been a great experience for me, thanks Laurie!

Written by J.A. on Jun 18, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, and career

I think she is not only attentive but able to be honest and forthright even if you don't want to hear it.

Written by P.A. on Jun 14, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Laurie is a very positive and supportive counselor. It was good to have someone to speak with while I am working through a lot of life changes. Thank you so much.

Written by C.H. on Jun 01, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months depression, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, anger, and career

Laurie is great. She asks just enough and doesn't over-do it.

Written by L.E. on May 26, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, and trauma and abuse

Laurie has been spectacular! I felt like I was taking to an old friend from the start.

Written by H.E. on May 19, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 3 months relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and anger

Laurie has been a fantastic counselor and really made it easy to open up. Her ability to help me rethink certain aspects of my life that were very troublesome have helped me make immense progress as a human being. I was always a little odd about counseling, but Laurie helped me see how beneficial counseling can be to my life and how I see myself. I appreciate all of her efforts and highly recommend her.

Written by A.S. on May 16, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks trauma and abuse, and anger

I've just recently started my counseling with Laurie but she has been a great help. She is very understanding and I feel like I can tell her anything without being judged

Written by A.L. on May 14, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months depression, lgbt, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

I have absolutely noticed transformations in my personal mindset as a result of working with Laurie. I'm extremely grateful for all of her assistance.

Written by C.H. on May 04, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks relationship, and trauma and abuse

Laurie has been an absolute angel, helping me through a very stressful divorce. She has a very kindred personality and a very comforting tone to her voice. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need.

Written by D.E. on Apr 24, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks stress, anxiety

Laurie has been very helpful and I'm learning a lot more about myself and dealing with anxiety with her help :) I would definitely recommend her to anyone who would benefit from her wealth of knowledge

Written by T.A on Apr 14, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 4 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Great!

Written by L.A. on Apr 13, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Laurie, has been a big help to me with relationship matters. I really like this concept of online assistance. You can send an email while the issues are fresh on your mind and Laurie has always gotten back to me by the next day.

Written by A.M on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 3 months stress, anxiety, and career

She has been a wonderful counsellor that helped worked through the puddle of emotions and anxiety that I have been going through in my life changes and career choices at the moment. It is with immense gratitude that I have found Laurie in Betterhelp to understand the intricacies of my issues (in academia) and that talking through it out and working out the bits and pieces of my anxiety, thoughts and emotions truly helped realise that small steps towards change, better mindset, better way of managing challenges are possible. She's a stellar counselor and I enjoy having her advice and talks throughout my session with her

Written by C.A on Apr 03, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months stress, anxiety, and lgbt

The way laurie uses words can be inspiring, uplifting, and helpful when things get hard. she is full of knowledge

Written by K.O on Mar 31, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

She's genuine, pleasant to speak with. Nice advice and encouraging👍👍

Written by K.I on Mar 13, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

She is great! I love her way of responding to my problems.

Written by E.M on Feb 02, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks

I have learned a lot over the course of my counseling with Laurie!

Written by Z. on Jan 24, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

Dear Laurie, dear reader, and dear all,
Laurie, it has been a life-changing experience to get in touch with you and to read your encouraging lifting words. I consider myself to be very lucky to have you as my counselor at BetterHelp. Thank you very much for everything. I am grateful and thankful for your help, encouragement, advice, and assistance.
Thank you. I know that I can always count on you to listen and advise me when needed.

Written by L.I on Jan 10, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and anger

Always helpful, caring, and patient to me no matter how small the progress is and mostly accepting of you for who you are no matter how awful we are. Thanks, Laurie.

Written by M.A on Jan 03, 2017 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and grief

I worked with Laurie through a very rough period in my life, where I was struggling with a life-changing relationship decision. She consistently demonstrated that she listened with attentiveness and really engaged with me during our discussions. The advice Laurie gave me was straight forward, no-nonsense advice that seemed to take into consideration all the information that I had been sending her way. I found her advice and insights to be very helpful, and I am thankful to her for that.

Written by J.U on Dec 21, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 6 days relationship, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

This is my first experience of counselling and I feel very blessed to have been assigned Laurie. Her style is immediately easy, friendly, constructive and practical. Most of her suggestions and recommendations for further reading have been totally right for me/my situation and I think it is also the process of exploration itself which has really helped me gain a better understanding of myself, the issue in hand and the possible responses/strategies available to me. The opportunity to completely offload to someone (sorry for my rather lengthy emails Laurie!) who you feel is genuinely interested in helping you without bias or judgement is so valuable. I felt less stressed and less burdened after just our first ‘conversation’ and as our relationship developed, even over a short space of time, this sense of calm only increased. Thank you Laurie – I never once felt preached to or instructed but, rather, guided gently by your insights! And thank you BetterHelp – what a fabulous resource you have given us all.

Written by A.L on Nov 30, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks

Laurie Domsch has been a true blessing. She has given me all the resources to come out of my situation. Between helpful books and videos, I've achieved so much in less than 3 weeks.

Written by A.S on Nov 30, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Laurie Domsch is fantastic! She is incredibly supportive and offers great tips and strategies on how to deal with life's most challenging ups and downs. Thank you, Laurie!

Written by E.R on Nov 16, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and parenting

Laurie gave me some much-needed validation of my feelings and some important tips for improving my situation.

Written by E.R on Nov 12, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 1 month stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

Laurie is great.

Written by K.I on Oct 31, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 5 days stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, and parenting

A very caring approach. Good follow up and understanding of issues and some great suggestions which will be easy to implement. I will definitely be looking after myself more and worrying less about what others think!

Written by K.A on Oct 24, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Laurie has been a very kind and thoughtful counselor, she is a good listener in times of need. I have found it very therapeutic knowing that I have a kind and caring ear to get me through the tough weeks.

Written by S.A on Oct 19, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 1 month stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse

Laurie has been exceptionally sweet and caring over the last few weeks. I'm very glad that I found someone so easily and quickly.

Written by E.R on Sep 09, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

I have only just begun my work with Laurie, but I am very hopeful. I wasn't expecting to stay with BetterHelp after the free trial, but I quickly did what I had to so I could stay on with Laurie. I have been in search of a therapist for a while now, and know how hard it is to find one that I could click with, and not feel judgement from. So far, I have felt very understood. I'm hoping she will be able to keep me on this path to recovery. It's nice to feel like there's finally someone who won't give up on me.

Written by C.O on Aug 30, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months

Laurie is amazing. Positive messages that actually propel growth and change.

Written by R.O on Aug 20, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks depression, lgbt, and bipolar

Laurie is great. She puts the work in to understand everything you're going through. She encourages you to understand yourself and helps you with your problems.

Written by A.N on Aug 12, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

Laurie's words of encouragement and enlightenment are a blessing .

Written by M.A on Jul 28, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, and self esteem

I would like to say that Laurie is awesome, and she is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. She seems to know what to say to make me feel better and gives sound advice. I really appreciate her friendship.

Written by K.R on Jul 24, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 1 month stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and depression

I've found Laurie to be a great listener. She is understanding, wise, and full of great advice. I'd highly recommend her!

Written by S.A on Jun 07, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 3 months addictions, and self esteem

If you want to talk to somebody and it be worth your while, I can recommend Laurie Domsch. A profound, compassionate and helpful person who is real and has a great heart. Great communication; I quickly felt comfortable about opening up about all kinds of stuff. Within weeks, my quality of life is soaring, with Laurie playing a crucial role. She's the gold standard for counseling as far as I'm concerned. So grateful for the talks, thank you Laurie!

Written by G.I on May 06, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 1 week stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and depression

I don't know where to begin to express my gratitude for Laurie. She is the most amazing person. Generous and understanding. She has made me feel safe and able to discuss anything. Her responses get to the heart of the matter and her questions have helped me focus my mind. It isn't going to be an easy journey but I am so happy to have Laurie's support.

Written by E.L on Mar 01, 2016 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Laurie is excellent! She's a great listener and remembers all the people in my life and what's been happening. I really appreciate Laurie gently guiding me when I'm feeling overwhelmed and anxious. I would absolutely recommended her!

Written by S.U on Nov 29, 2015 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

Wonderful advice, kind and thoughtful.

Written by K.R on Nov 11, 2015 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

Laurie has been a great help to me at odd hours of the day and night. She offers realistic advice and guidance through many different situations I am dealing with. Thank you!

Written by J.R on Aug 31, 2015 after counseling with Laurie for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating, and depression

Laurie has been a WONDERFUL counselor for me. I have had a hard time finding counselors in the past who I felt were a good match, but Laurie is wonderful at what she does. I have never had a counselor as patient, insightful, and kind. I truly appreciate her perspective on things and willingness to listen and learn with me.

Written by S.Y on Aug 20, 2015 after counseling with Laurie for 4 weeks

Laurie is great! She is so supportive and is there for you to just talk and is a great listener. She has been so helpful in such a stressful time in my life.