Prepare/Enrich Certified: Yes
Available: Wednesday (evening) and Saturday (daytime)
Fees: $140/50-min session; $210/90-min session
Clinical special interests: Parent-Child Relationships, Communication Issues, Depression & Anxiety, Co-parenting
Contact: Email email@example.com; Phone 240-752-7650 ext. 5
I feel very fortunate to have worked with individuals, couples, and families from many backgrounds and with a wide array experiences. I am a systems therapist, and believe that none of us exist in a vacuum. Our relationships are a large part of what make us who we are, so it is important to invest in them.
I have clinical experience working with couples who are dating, who are engaged, and who have been married for several years. My work with couples has included: communication issues, divorce and co-parenting, and navigating mental illness. I have worked with many families to strengthen parent child relationships, especially in times of transition such as: divorce, changing schools, and experiencing trauma. I enjoy working with adolescent and adult individuals, and have experience working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and trauma.
I trained under Dr. Eliana Gil in Play Therapy, and continue to incorporate play into therapy sessions with children and adults alike. I am also trained as a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, a program originally for pre-marital couples, to help couples better understand and strengthen their relationship.
I am currently a Pre-Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and serve on the executive board of the Middle Atlantic Division of AAMFT. I am also pursuing a PhD in Family Science at the University of Maryland.
As a therapist, I value building mutual trust and respect. I work to ensure that all who are present have their voice heard and feel that they are in a safe space. One of the most important aspects of my job is working with clients to identify and begin to change patterns that make them feel stuck. Together, we work to build new skills and hone the tools to implement them in daily life. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, eating at new restaurants, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
Clinical Special Interests
Depression & Anxiety
Check out Laura’s Blog posts below:
Relationships Are Like Cars :: Learning to Lean Into Discomfort :: Accepting “Good Enough” :: Combatting Your “Shoulds” :: It’s the Little Things :: 3 Myths about Emotions :: What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Your Relationship :: How to Hear and be Heard in Your Relationship :: Why Self Care is So Important