Laurie Sansom

LPCC, LCPC

About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Kansas, and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota. 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, marriage counseling, 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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MN LPCC 2362

KS LCPC 2545

MO LPC 2015012617


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laurie Sansom. 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 on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Laurie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laurie is understanding, supportive, kind, and professional. She helps me to stay accountable and to keep working toward my goals.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Laurie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and trauma and abuse

She has been so kind and supportive.

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

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 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

She listens, responds with compassion and truth, brings you back to your goals, and helps you make meaningful progress.

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

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 Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Laurie is a really good listener and very professional. She guides you through conversations and feelings but doesn't lead you to a specific destination. She gives you the space to do your own work and doesn't rush or push you. I really enjoy having her for a therapist.

Written on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She is wonderful! Great listener and sense of humor. She really gives me the push I need.

Written on Nov 26, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Laurie is awesome! She does a great job holding me accountable to help me reach my goals to have a more enjoyable life!

Written on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 3 months

Laurie is very welcoming and genuine. My thoughts and feels are always heard and she works with me to change behaviors that do not align with my values or goals. I really believe that Laurie cares about my progress and me, as a person!

Written on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Laurie! She is a great balance of encouraging while also challenging me!

Written on Jun 08, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks

My what a blessing Laurie Sansom is as a Christian counselor. Very helpful with homework and challenging my habits of behavior and reminding me I can choose to change. Hope is what I have after years of counseling, secular as well as Christian. Practical ways to change after over 30 years of bad habits or very negative patterns. Thank you so very much, well worth waiting to get you as a counselor. God Bless you and all associated with Betterhelp. Shalom!

Written on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Laurie is very relatable and easy to talk to. She is insightful and comforting while still challenging me to continue to work on my goals when I am avoiding the next necessary steps. I highly recommend her for those who are working through the grieving process and/or trying to improve relationships.

Written on Apr 01, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks

She takes the time to understand exactly what you need to make positive changes.

Written on Mar 30, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Laurie has been very available and willing to listen and help me with my anxiety and depression. She had presented me with lots of tools to use in overcoming my challenges.

Written on Mar 10, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Laurie is great! She is helpful and encouraging

Written on Mar 07, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Laurie listens well and always offers helpful perspectives and suggestions. I like very much that her counsel is Christian centered.

Written on Feb 05, 2020 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Laurie Sansom is very effective at managing my care! I am a busy working mom and I appreciate that whenever I log on to betterhelp.com Laurie will have pertinent worksheets, tools, and ideas for me to think about and apply!

Written on Dec 18, 2019 after therapy with Laurie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

So far I really enjoy working with Laurie :)

Written on Nov 10, 2019 after therapy with Laurie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I am really grateful for the advice, guidance and resources Laurie has given me. She always replies to messages promptly and I feel like I'm talking to someone I have known for years. Thank you Laurie, and thank you for this fantastic service.

Written on Sep 18, 2019 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Laurie listens to what I have to say and has provided me with a lot of great resources.

Written on Sep 06, 2019 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laurie is respectful & listens. She guides me when I give her the opportunity but it is also my responsibility to let her guide me. She reached out to me when I hadn’t messaged in a while, which I think is awesome because it’s technically my responsibility to keep the therapy going & to initiate the conversation. But, sometimes I’m not good about that & it’s not because I don’t want to talk. I just don’t know what to say. So, her reaching out & simply asking how I was really means a lot.

Written on Jul 29, 2019 after therapy with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Laurie is so understanding so approachable. I feel so confident in having her in my corner.

Written on Jul 06, 2019 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laurie is very understanding, patient and thorough. She understands my situation and gives me unbiased advice. She sends me information that pertains to my situation, such as additional questionnaires and literature to read to help me understand my situation. She is always available to converse with via messaging in a reasonable time frame. Laurie is sympathetic, yet supportive in a way to help me grow and improve. I highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 08, 2019 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Laurie is great and listens very well! She makes me feel very comfortable and confident!

Written on Jan 16, 2019 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Laurie is knowledgeable, approachable, and well qualified. She clearly cares very deeply - even messaging out of hours when she deemed it necessary. Her advice and support has helped me in what has been the absolute worst time of my life.

Written on Nov 08, 2018 after therapy with Laurie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Laurie was great, she helped me recover during a very challenging time in my life.

Written on Oct 31, 2018 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

I would recommend Laurie Sansom as someone who listens well, is knowledgeable and seems to intuitively know what I need to hear. She is professional and kind and we are making progress. I am glad BetterHelp assigned her as my counselor and would highly recommend her to anyone needing counseling.

Written on Aug 31, 2018 after therapy with Laurie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

My experience with Laurie has been amazing, and she helped in so many ways. I am very grateful for the support, and the insight, without which I would not have been able to get through a difficult period. I would absolutely recommend Laurie to others.

Written on Aug 30, 2018 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

I highly recommend Laurie. She listens well, asks questions to clarify the problem and then makes helpful suggestions. She offers more than one therapy option and seems genuinely concerned with my issue.

Written on Aug 19, 2018 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

Laurie is someone who really takes time for you and understands you. She has a lot of experience and can help you with different issues. She also respects your choices and really listens to what you have to say. I can recommend Laurie for sure!

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