Laura's clinical focus is on the LGBTQ community, women, anxiety, and trauma. She is both a psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor. Laura's approach is holistic, integrating traditional talk therapy with movement & breath practices as well as art-making and music. She believes building a stronger relationship with your body and making space for play and creativity are integral to the process of healing from past traumas, as well as for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, building more authentic relationships, and developing a better sense of self.
Laura's experience and training include working with women and LGBTQ clients and the larger community to provide gender- and sexuality-affirmative care around a range of issues. She provides support to clients at any stage of identity exploration, as well as those in polyamorous and other non-traditional relationship formations. With a background in social justice activism, she believes building stronger connections within our community and working to change unjust systems can play an important role in psychological healing.
Laura has worked with clients of all ages, but specializes in working with teens and emerging adults (ages 16-25), and has experience in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relationship/family conflict, and facilitating crisis stabilization. During therapy sessions, Laura provides a supportive, non-judgmental space to work collaboratively in building healthy coping strategies and skills to manage the struggles in one's life, while also creating space for authenticity, creativity, and joy. She uses an integrative framework, which includes Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Art Therapy, Feminist/Multicultural Therapy, Mindfulness/Yoga, Internal Family Systems, and Body-Oriented/Somatic Therapy.