I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for the State of Kansas, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota, and a Professional Counselor of Mental Health for the State of Delaware. I am a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
I have been working with clients in outpatient settings since 2011. Typical concerns that I have experience with are anxiety and/or mild depression, relationship issues, supporting people through separation and divorce, grief and loss, parenting, stress management, PTSD, and support for faith/spiritual life.
I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy quite useful and effective, so I tend to use that whenever it seems fitting. I do my best to make sure that I ascertain what approach works best with each client. I want to be flexible and sensitive to your needs and personality. I believe that if you feel safe with me and that you can trust me, that's the most important aspect of working together. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LPC 22591
KS LCPC LCPC 2545
MO LPC 2015012617
DE LPC-MH PC-0011493
MN LPCC 2362
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Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Laurie is understanding, supportive, kind, and professional. She helps me to stay accountable and to keep working toward my goals.
Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Laurie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
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Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Laurie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and trauma and abuse
Laurie is awesome! She has worked with me to ensure I am getting what I want out of this experience she consistently offers advise and provides possible solutions so that I can reach my goals. This has been my best counseling experience.
Written on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
She listens, responds with compassion and truth, brings you back to your goals, and helps you make meaningful progress.
Written on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Best counselor I’ve come across. She is someone I feel actually understands me and the parts she doesn’t, she takes the time to try to. She’s great at helping me to see what I need to work on in a gentle. Safe and positive way, and guides me in a positive way to curb my fears. Very grateful to her.
Written on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem