Laura  Linback
Vetted

Laura Linback

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated September 5, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
  • Divorce & separation
  • Life transitions
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Premarital counseling
  • Conflict resolution

Professional statement


Message to clients

Why should you choose me as your therapist? I can’t promise you that everything will be ok, but I can promise to help you feel better prepared to face life’s problems. I do not enter into a therapeutic relationship with rigid structure or ideas of how our journey will unfold - you are an active participant in the creation of our plan. I believe that change is always possible with willing participants, and we can always find a way. I work with individuals, couples, and small groups when appropriate. I utilize many modalities along the way with a goal of providing you the skills and tools you need to tackle life.

I am flexible and always willing to shift approaches to better support you, but I will also challenge you when necessary. I specialize in relationships (romantic, platonic, family, and anything in between) and life transitions (grief & loss, changing relationship status, divorce).

You will be in a space free from judgment around how your relationships (and their issues) and life trajectory fit into societal norms.


Specialties

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

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Conflict resolution - Learning how to effectively and compassionately communicate in the face of conflict, whether at work or in personal life




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-3
  • Tue Early evening
  • Wed Early evening
  • Thu Early evening
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years


Rhode Islans College, MSW, 2010


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW02267


Languages

English