Laura received her Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Rutgers University and is a Licensed Associate Counselor in NJ. Being a proud member of the queer community herself, Laura is deeply passionate about providing services to individuals from all walks of life; inclusive and celebratory of all body types, gender expression and sexuality.
Laura’s approach to counseling is rooted in mindfulness, self-compassion, and internal motivation. She empowers her clients to become their best advocates and supports them in embracing their unique selves. Having experience in assisting clients facing substance use challenges, Laura employs motivational interviewing and goal setting to establish a safe and welcoming environment.
Laura has worked in both non profit and private sectors, assisting clients with their individual needs and assisting them in their paths to harmony. Laura also has experience in creating LGBTQIA+ informed programs for non profit agencies, assisting in creating networks to gender and sexuality affirming providers and creating access to providers on both the local and state levels. Laura is a dedicated advocate and has been involved in locating and providing linkage to gender affirming care in new and inventive ways.
Through this approach, clients gain a deeper understanding of their situations and develop the tools to overcome barriers. Laura’s ultimate goal is to strengthen her community through her services. Together, she and her clients build a fulfilling life that they can be proud of. Life is hard, therapy doesn’t have to be.