Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), who is passionate about working with individuals who have trauma, anxiety and depression. Graduating from Tarleton State University with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, she also has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Services and Development and minor in English.
Laura has worked with foster children for nearly 10 years and worked in community mental health for over 7 years. She has worked directly with those with major depression disorder, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and numerous other major mental health concerns.
Working with women and couples that have experienced infertility or maternal mortality is a passion for Laura.
Laura also has experience with individuals in a mental health crisis (those who are suicidal, homicidal, or psychosis severe enough to cause harm to themselves or others), delicately handling hard situations with grace and compassion. She assisted with a trauma-informed initiative at the company, helping staff learn how to serve individuals and other staff with a trauma-informed perspective. While at the organization, she also assisted them with obtaining a national certification (CCBHC – Certified Community Behavioral Health) and managed a grant associated with the certification to extend services in the community.
Using a trauma-informed and person-centered approach, Laura will meet the individual where they are in life. Her goal is to empower the individuals she works with, providing them with tools to overcome their difficulties in life. Believing that therapy is a partnership, Laura will help the individual determine goals and then walk alongside side them in their journey to achieve them. She is trained in using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), IMR (Illness Management Recovery), Skills Training, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Polyvagal techniques.
Laura lives in Granbury with her husband and dog Moose. With a love for traveling, she has traveled to Ukraine and worked with orphans, along with a mission trip to Panama City, Panama. Laura enjoys trying new food and different adventures with her husband. One of her future goals, is to obtain and train another dog for therapy, with intentions of using the dog during her counseling sessions. She also has other goals of obtaining further certifications broadening her counseling skills.