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M.A.- Level Intern
This clinician accepts a limited number
of Medicaid clients per year
- blended families
- life transitions
- single parenting
- spiritual development
- new to parenthood
- health and fitness
- premarital counseling (Laura is SYMBIS certified)
- adults (18+)
- seniors (65+)
Philosophy and Therapeutic Approach
Because we are all unique, therapy is going to look and feel different for everyone. I believe you as the client are in control of your own destiny and my job as the therapist is to create a safe space for you to explore, heal, and discover your potential.
We all experience pain, hurt, and disappointment in life. My hope and prayer is that in sessions you have a place to express yourself, feel heard, and find healing. You should feel safe to cry, laugh, and receive encouragement. My commitment to you is to allow these experiences to take place in a non-judgmental and inviting way.
What to Expect in Therapy
Beginning therapy can feel intimidating. But you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your sessions, and we will move as slow or fast as you would like. We will break down what you are facing into understandable pieces. You will never be alone through the process of healing.
The first few sessions are all about building trust and safety. We will address what you are looking to work on and goals you would like to work toward. I will answer any questions you have about therapy as we get to know each other.
Your spiritual journey is unique to you. We can incorporate prayer, scripture, and spiritual guidance in your sessions to your comfort level.
Personal Qualifications and Experience
To be honest, I had some rough teen years and walked away from my faith for a while. During that time, I found myself in many difficult situations and experienced a lot of heartbreak. Through my journey, God surrounded me with people to walk alongside during those difficult times. I made it through because of their support.
Since then, I have had a passion for giving back and helping others through their struggles. I have led groups, helped others with health issues, and walked alongside people facing difficulties. I have a heart for helping teenagers see their potential. I also have a heart for those who are experiencing difficulty with their faith. I believe that compassion, kindness, and empathy go a long way.
I went back to school and received my bachelor’s degree from Colorado Christian University in Psychology. I then took some time off to be at home with my younger kids and became highly involved in our local MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group. There I ended up leading the group leaders as well as supporting new moms. I went back to school in 2019 and am currently a student at Colorado Christian University pursuing my Masters degree in mental health counseling.
My favorite show is Friends (I think we should all have a community of people to lean on)! I am not much of an artist, but I love to paint. Music moves my soul, and I’m a sucker for a good mystery book.
I have had some distinguishing experiences in my life. I have overcome addiction, been a single mom for 5 years, and now have a beautiful blended family. I am married to Chris, a technologist (I often say I have no idea what he does). I have an 18 year old from my previous marriage as well as two kids with Chris and our dog, Mocha. Our favorite thing to do as a family is drive our RV and explore new places!
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair (Isaiah 61:1-3, NIV).
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