Hello! Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and have been working in social services for 30 years. For the past 16 years, I have been providing therapy services to adults and teens. My primary focus in therapy is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I incorporate aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed care. My philosophy as a therapist is to approach therapy from a strengths based prospective. I believe that being a therapist is a privileged chair to be in, and my goal is to build on my clients strengths and their skills to manage the challenges that life presents.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 17315
It’s quite early in therapy . But so far , I feel very comfortable talking with Laurie!
Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and adhd