Hello! I'm Laura. I have 8 years of experience in mental health with 4 years as a therapist. My previous work in mental health included coordinating transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS therapy) for depression and anxiety for multiple clinics. I have also been involved in psychological and neurological research. I'm here to help you with depression, anxiety, coping skills, and more! Are you struggling with work, relationships, or transitions? Perhaps you are a college student struggling to cope with the stress of that life transition, parental relationship, or keeping up with everything. Maybe you're a mother of 3 and having a hard time keeping your head above water. I'm here to help all just trying to get by or make positive changes in their life. I am not limited to the above. I can also help manage mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, PTSD, and OCD. I love to help people understand their condition and not let it control their lives using evidenced-based techniques including, but limited to, CBT, Client-Centered, and Mindfulness practice. Ready to make that positive change in your world? Let's meet and get started!
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session, we will begin with brief introductions and "housekeeping" items such as a review of confidentiality. We will then begin to dive into what brings you to therapy and review your history. I like to use the intake session as a chance to get to know my clients and for them to get a feel for me as well! We will form goals for therapy before completing the intake session.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I use an integrative approach utilizing mainly cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered (interpersonal), and mindfulness practice. I will tailor methods and tools to best fit what my client needs. I am trained for trauma-related practice as well as grief.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My biggest strength is taking the time to teach clients what is happening in their mind and explain how what I am utilizing will help them. I stay up-to-date on current research and best practices for mental health conditions. Whatever phase of life you are in, I aim to help get you through it no matter the circumstances!