Laura  Matunas

Laura Matunas

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Communication issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Commitment challenges

Professional statement

Laura has her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work from Boise State University providing her with the educational foundation to help others achieve their goals. Through her work with Jewish Family Services, The Arc, and Mind Your Mind, she honed her therapeutic skills through various roles and populations. A common element in her work is the importance of system theory. She believes we do not live in a vacuum, and the whole of a person’s life, not just their presenting problem, must be analyzed. Part of her philosophy is thinking that we often do not realize the breadth of our issues and their role in our lives. A clearer picture develops by examining critical areas of life (social, family, career, faith, finances, and support), allowing for personalized treatment plans. She treats the person, not just the symptoms.


Message to clients

I applaud anyone who takes interest in improving their lives on any spectrum, whether their overall quality of life or to process trauma and grief. Having gone through the therapeutic process, I understand the frustration and joy, the heartbreak and breakthroughs that will occur. This experience allows me to anticipate potential areas of opportunity, such as when to push and when to support. Therapeutic work is like a dance; depending on the song sometimes I will lead and sometimes you will, but the collaboration will always remain. This work is not one size fits all, and I have multiple modalities of treating each symptom based on your unique experiences. Understanding the “why” of a condition can help get to the “how” and make it feel less daunting.


Specialties

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Commitment challenges - Learning how commitment challenges impact one’s relationships; exploring the origins of commitment challenges and processing through any strongly-held beliefs about relationships, attachment, and commitment




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 7pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 7pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri 9am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2024 - Present

Boise State University, Masters, 2019


Licensure

New Jersey: 44SL06919400


Languages

English