Laura Houd, Therapist in Wheat Ridge, Colorado — Zencare
Laura  Houd
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Laura Houd

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Arts, MA
Colorado Not Accepting Online
Wheat Ridge Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Colorado therapists on Zencare.

Updated December 28, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Quarter-life crises
  • Body image
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Substance abuse

Professional statement

Laura Houd is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, Colorado. She works with young adults, especially women, who are in college, recently graduated, or navigating the professional world. Laura is seasoned in supporting the many challenges that arise during quarter life, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, substance use and relationship issues. She is particularly passionate in guiding clients toward a healthier relationship with their body, food and movement. Laura’s knowledge of these issues as they specifically relate to quarter life leaves clients feeling uniquely seen and supported.

Laura’s unique approach to therapy emphasizes the importance of connecting with self. Her approach is rooted in her training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and existential therapy. Laura believes self-awareness is key to creating change, so time is spent curiously exploring patterns in thoughts, feelings and behaviors. As clients “intra”connect Laura encourages them to make different, more vulnerable decisions that align more closely to their values and goals. Clients walk away from therapy with a new found connection to their authentic selves.

Laura’s clients appreciate her relaxed and comforting energy. From the first moment of contact, clients report feeling validated and heard. By the end of the first session, clients feel personally understood and have a clear vision of their values and goals. As sessions progress, Laura maintains a balance between listening, reflecting and providing valuable feedback. Her clients report feeling supported and challenged as they work toward meaningful change.

Laura is committed to ensuring every client feels seen, supported and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. She understands, both personally and professionally, how difficult life in your 20s can be. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she makes virtual connection a breeze during this pandemic and beyond. Laura welcomes new clients to her online practice.


Message to clients

Life is hard, especially recently. If you are someone who is in college, has recently graduated or is struggling to feel confident in the adult world, I see you. The Quarter Life Crisis is a very real thing and you are not alone in feeling stuck or lost. Maybe you're dealing with extreme anxiety, struggling with depression, using substances or manipulating your body as a way to cope. You probably feel disconnected with yourself and at a loss for how to regain some confidence. By considering therapy, you are already taking a huge step toward a more hopeful future. I can help you identify the life you want so that you can move toward valuable, authentic change. Let's schedule a time to chat and get you on the path to a rich and meaningful life!


Specialties

Quarter-life crises - Common occurrence for individuals between age 18-35; managing high levels of stress regarding one'e current life direction, personal expectations and overall quality of life

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception; managing thought patterns and beliefs regarding dieting/exercising

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Laura Houd is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (50min)

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • 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
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Wheat Ridge practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Intraconnections Counseling Private Practice, Therapist, 2017 - Present
Eating Recovery Center, Behavioral Health Counselor, 2016 - 2017
Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, Crisis Clinician, 2015 - 2016
Bay State Community Services, Individual and group counselor, 2013 - 2015
Addiction Recovery Center, Detox Counselor, 2011 - 2012
Moving to End Sexual Assault, Crisis Hotline Counselor, 2011 - 2012

Boston College, MA in Mental Health Counseling, 2014
University of Colorado at Boulder, BA in Psychology, 2011


Licensure

Colorado: LPC.0013605


Languages

English