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Martha Laska, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am both a Mental Health counselor and a Chemical Dependenccy Counselor licensed in Ohio with 35 years of experience. I am also a Certified Hypnotherapist. I specialized in helping people with intense anxiety issues who have sometimes chosen unhelpful coping skills.. I have worked with all kinds of people from all types of backgrounds, families and situations. I believe in starting where the person wants to start and listening to what they need. I have worked in jails, hospitals, treatment centers, shelters
and in colleges.
I was asked why I am still working as a counselor and I replied " I am amazed by us humans. I learn every day about courage and resiliency when I listen to the stories of the
people who are trusting me to join them on their journey. " I believe counseling does work when we work as a team. If this sounds like a good fit to you, let's get started.

Professional experience

37yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OH LPCC E.0003020-SUPV


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Martha is an excellent therapist. She can handle whatever I have to talk about. I leave feeling better knowing that I have another view on situations, which helps me better understand things. She’s very helpful, knowledgeable, and offers useful advice.

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Martha for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I enjoy my sessions with Marty. She listens to me and understands me. She is also very compassionate and caring and does not judge. I highly recommend Marty.

Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Martha for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I'm so glad I found Marty here on BetterHelp. She has a lot of experience as a clinician and always leads my sessions well, balancing out what I need - space held, emotions processed, advice, etc.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist. She provides feedback which I greatly appreciate. It's wonderful to talk with someone that can. give an outside perspective.

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She is really nice , good listener and has empathy I’m glad she’s my therapist

Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse

Martha is an absolutely wonderful therapist and is absolutely helpful

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd