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Laura Lee Townsend(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Anxiety - Depression-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- Relationship issues-Childhood trauma-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-

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Professional statement

Laura Lee Townsend is a trauma therapist certified in EMDR therapy. Her private practice is located in Gahanna, Ohio, where she is licensed in addition to California. Her specialty is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy that she uses to help people work through their issues. She treats creatives, entrepreneurs, performers, and other high-achieving individuals who are eager to work through their complex trauma.

EMDR therapy is an evidence-based approach that treats a variety of problems, from complex trauma and traumatic events, to addictions, depression and anxiety, to eating disorders and phobias. She works well with people who want a skilled clinician who is warm, non-judgmental, empathetic, patient, and collaborative. Her clients appreciate her integrative background in health coaching, functional medicine, and health journalism that inform her work.

Laura Lee Townsend proudly serves people all over Ohio and California via telehealth as well as in-person in her Gahanna location at 261 W. Johnstown Road, Suite 215 in Columbus, Ohio 43230. For those who want or need faster results in a shorter amount of time, she offers EMDR intensive therapy sessions that can be anywhere from 2-4 hours or tailored to the client's unique needs. Contact her to learn more.

Message to clients

As someone who has been a client of EMDR therapy as well as practitioner, I know from personal experience how healing and excelling IS possible. Many clients have come to me discouraged and doubtful because they felt like a failure or that something was wrong with them when talk therapy only helped a little or not at all.

I can assure you that there's nothing wrong with you; there are things that have happened to you.

Let's explore and process your past so you can enjoy the present and experience an exceptional future. Please message me for a free consultation to see how I can best serve you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

The Integrative Counseling Center, EMDR Certified Therapist

Pepperdine University, Clinical Psychology, 2018


California: 125730 - Ohio: F.2200302 - California: 11350 - Ohio: E.2303778




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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Want to feel better, faster? Ask me about EMDR Intensive sessions!


Laura Lee Townsend is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • EMDR Intensive 1$280 (80min)
  • EMDR Intensive 2$360 (110min)

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

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

  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Absolutely incredible."
- Zencare client September 2023

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