Laura Hoskins, Therapist in Brattleboro , Vermont — Zencare
Laura  Hoskins
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Laura Hoskins

She/Her/Hers

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC National Certified Counselor, NCC Master of Education, MEd
Vermont Accepting Online
Brattleboro Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink

Professional statement

Laura Hoskins is a psychotherapist in Brattleboro and works mostly with adolescents and young adults. Many of Laura's clients come to address anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, body dysphoria and life transitions. Laura is particularly passionate about serving transgender folks, adolescents and young adults. She also has advance training in areas of anxiety , depression and gender dysphoria.

Laura practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. Using these approaches, she works with you to look at thoughts and histories to understand what isn't working and shy, and then learn new, healthier ways of being. In sessions, Laura focuses on breathings exercises when necessary, guided meditation to find a safe and secure place as well as techniques to use when feeling overwhelmed. This approach supports clients to feel more relaxed, feel in greater control of their emotions and experience a greater sense of agency in their lives.

Laura's style is warm and inviting, engaging and non-judgmental. When client first start therapy, they will work at establishing a comfortable rapport with Laura before delving into history and the depth of the presenting issues.

Laura received a BA from Swarthmore College, an MEd from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from Antioch/New England Graduate School. She has trained with Dan Hughes and taken many continuing education courses with Bruce Perry. She has worked in community mental health centers and on crisis teams in the past. Outside of her private practice, she knits avidly , plays piano, spends time with her family and is active in her spiritual community. She has a home office which tends to make client feel comfortable and cozy while telling their stories. She is accessible by public transportation.


Message to clients

HI there. I'm glad you have found my profile and hope that it draws you in. I have a home office which many clients find refreshing - it is cozy and warm, helping clients to relax. Sessions with me are comfortable. I initially ask to get to know the client and offer the opportunity for you to ask any questions of me that you may have. Once we have gotten to know know each other a bit, we will begin to delve more deeply into the issues that brought you to me.

Clients find me warm and welcoming, easy to talk with and flexible in terms of what they need, be it my asking questions to get things started or assigning homework each week so that clients feel they are learning something to take away. I allow you to set the pace of a session - some like to talk a lot with interruptions from for clarification or challenging questions, others would rather move more slowly, allowing themselves time to words things the way they'd like and allowing me to observe and ask challenging or probing questions to get deeper into a topic.

I enjoy working with clients who are at crossroads of sorts and need some direction and support in making necessary moves and learning new techniques to help them on that path. I am an excellent listener and feel that clients appreciate this about me. I hope you will too.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Green Mountain Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $120

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I bill you directly monthly for co-pay fees, any late cancellation fees ( not allowed by Medicaid) and out-of-pocket expenses.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Vermont)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 6pm
  • Tue 9am - 6pm
  • Wed 9am - 6pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Brattleboro practice
70 Orchard Street, Brattleboro , Vermont 05301
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 6pm
  • Tue 9am - 6pm
  • Wed 9am - 6pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 29 years


Antioch /New England Graduate School, MA, 1993
University of Pennsylvania, MEd, 1989
Swarthmore College, BA, 1985


Licensure

Vermont: 068-000037


Languages

English