Licensed Professional Counselor
Missouri License 2012018427
Background and Experience
Laura has been practicing for over 10 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.
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
Licensed Professional Counselor- Missouri
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
SOS Suicide Prevention Program
Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention
Certified POST instructor for Law Enforcement