Laura is passionate about treating anxiety, depression and mood disorders. Laura works with clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused and Mindfulness approaches based on the client’s goals and needs. She is interested in the way CBT, trauma-informed counseling, and brain-based education and interventions can stimulate insight and growth in clients. Laura enjoys working with people across the lifespan, but particularly likes working with school age children, adolescents and young adults. She sees clients with mood disorders, behavioral problems, trauma, social struggles, and relationship difficulties.
Education and Training
Laura is a graduate student at Lamar University in the M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s in political science and then spent five years working in human resources.
Laura is a member of the Texas Counseling Association.
I believe every person can grow and learn new strategies to live purposeful lives that make a difference in this world. My desire is to come alongside clients as they identify their strengths and resources, explore problems, and create solutions that will positively affect their lives. I love incorporating art, play and nature into therapy and hope that clients leave sessions feeling energized and equipped for their next steps.
I am the mother of two daughters- ages six and two. I’m married to an amazing high school teacher and therefore have a major soft spot for teachers and their families. I fulfill roles as a daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, aunt, friend, student, and colleague. Relationships can be wonderful and life giving, but they take investment in our own mental wellness to be strong. I am eager to come alongside you as you work toward health and well-being. My faith informs the way I live my life while bringing me joy and peace. As we are all physical, social, and spiritual beings, I believe faith and spirituality is a beneficial aspect to explore in sessions if clients are interested and I deeply enjoy discussing this area of life.
I love going camping with my family, watching TV shows on the couch with my husband after putting the kids to sleep, and reading- particularly history, memoirs, and fiction. Having friends over to cook out and let the kids run around together is one of my favorite things to do.