Laura Modica, BA, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Missouri License 2012018427

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Background and Experience

Laura has been practicing for 9 years serving youth, young adults, and families in different capacities such as: community and school settings, crisis response, and outpatient therapy. Laura is experienced in supporting youth and adults in developing a healthy sense of self by treating anxiety and depression symptoms including suicidal ideation and self harm impulses, improve social skills, impulse control, positive communication, connected relationships, and coping with stress and trauma.


Special Interests and Services

Laura believes every person deserves compassion and understanding, and values individuals by learning of their natural strengths and applying those unique strengths and abilities to support therapeutic healing and growing emotional resilience. Through cognitive processing, mindfulness, emotion-focused interactive interventions and artistic expression, clients are active participants in their own healing and growth. Partnering with parents to support youth in emotional regulation and building connected relationships.

Laura understands the pain of suicidal ideation and self harm impulses and spent 3 years serving on the Missouri Suicide Prevention Network board as co-chair of the school suicide prevention committee.


Treatment Issues

Anxiety & Depression • Communication Issues • Defiant Behavior
Self-Esteem • Self Harm • Social Skills • Stress & Trauma • Suicidal Ideation
 

Insurance and Payment Options

Aetna • Anthem BCBS (Blue Access, Blue Choice, PPO, Traditional)

United Healthcare Family • Private Pay


Education and Training

Masters of Arts in Counseling from Webster University-St. Louis, Mo

Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from William Jewel College- Liberty, Mo

Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor- Missouri

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

SOS Suicide Prevention Program

Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention

Certified POST instructor for Law Enforcement