Laura is passionate about creating meaningful connections with each client in a way that builds trust and cultivates growth. Laura works with clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused approaches based on the client’s needs and goals. She is interested in the way CBT, trauma-informed counseling, and brain-based education and interventions can stimulate insight and change in clients. She helps clients with mood disorders, behavioral problems, trauma, grief, social struggles, career direction and relationship difficulties.
Education and Training
Laura graduated with her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University in 2020. Prior to that, she graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in political science and spent five years working in Human Resources.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional Training (In progress)
Cognitive Processing Therapy Training (2020)
Anti-Racism Training (2020)
Sandtray Suites (2020)
Grief Training with Journey of Hope (2019)
CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (2019)
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic, and Worry (2019)
Laura is a member of the Texas Counseling Association and Texas Counselors for Social Justice.
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 have a major soft spot for educators and those in the helping professions. I fill other roles as a daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, aunt, friend, 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.
I love camping with my family, watching TV shows on the couch 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 is one of my favorite things to do (at a safe, social distance for now!).