Laura Shires, LPC - Therapist at Grow Therapy

Laura Shires

Laura Shires

LPC
7 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual

Do you find yourself wishing for better days? Have you lost interest in the things that once brought you joy? Are your basic responsibilities weighing you down? Life doesn't have to be about exhaustion and overwhelm day in and day out. We can work together to improve your current circumstances. I love listening to my client's stories and helping them put the pieces together. At times we may mix conversation with psychoeducation in coping skills, mindfulness, and meditation. Bravely sharing your story in counseling allows you a rare opportunity to be heard without judgment. This is a priceless opportunity to process your experience. Together we can develop the coping skills necessary to diminish the impact of mental health conditions such as anxiety, trauma, or depression while giving you the ability to adapt more readily to life's curveballs. Whatever you are facing, I am here to help. Seeking therapy is a brave new start, and I will be here to help you enhance your life one step at a time.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I specialize in actively listening to your unique story. Together we process current experiences, old wounds, and current available options. At times we attempt to rewrite the narrative of your story. We may reframe maladaptive thoughts with new healthier ways of seeing things. We may also dig further into your core beliefs and attempt to identify and replace any limiting beliefs. Depending upon your interests you may learn progressive relaxation techniques, coping skills, boundary setting, or soft skills to improve your relationships.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I counsel individuals of all ages in an eclectic, evidenced based approach to treatment. I prefer to utilize cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, psychoeducation, meditation, mindfulness, and yoga during treatment.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

So many of us attempt to struggle alone. We know there has to be a better way, but how do we find our path when it feels like we are wading through quicksand? Do you pretend everything is fine while suffering in secret? Perhaps the struggle is becoming less and less secret? Anxiety, depression, grief, relationship problems all have a way of seeping into the rest of our lives and poisoning our potential on the job and within our relationships. I believe that you have the power to take a deep dive into the topics you normally wouldn't even acknowledge aloud. I believe that you can create a new normal, no matter how devastating the past. I believe in your innate power to be the author of your story.

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Virtual