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.