Laura Schwinn, Therapist in Monterey, California — Zencare
Laura   Schwinn
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Laura Schwinn

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD
California, Wisconsin Accepting Online
Monterey Accepting In-person
Updated June 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Parenting
  • Women's issues
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Attachment issues
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Dr. Laura, a clinical psychologist, specializes in supporting women whom feel they have lost own vibrancy within the transition of becoming a mother (preconception and well into the motherhood journey). Clients that resonate with Dr. Laura’s approach are high achieving, open-minded, curious explorers, with a propensity towards holistic health and attachment style parenting.

Through the lens of attachment theory, clients are guided to explore the aspects of living that are held in restriction that can manifest as quick tempered, propensity towards control, easily irritated, and internal wheel of shame that hounds “not doing enough.” Through compassionate inquiry, our work focuses on re-establishing this abandoned connection to our birth right of harmony.

For more than a decade, Dr. Laura has been worked with a vast array of clients, with a central theme that all people seek and crave two things: to be heard and to be seen. From this place, clients are invited into a safe space, with a dependency on the therapeutic process, and in her ability to hold client’s vulnerability, so that clients may soften and expand into their fullness.

Sessions are held remotely, not only for convenience but also for an established security to explore insecurities. Beach therapy sessions, for those living near Monterey, take advantage of the restorative qualities of Mother Earth in support of the therapeutic exploration.


Message to clients

The work I promote is in support of the feminine energy (not gender related) to be reclaimed, rediscovered and unearthed. When living from this place, there is a trickle-down effect on ALL relationships, including awakening conscious parenting, conscious partnering, and conscious friendships. This work invites expansion, which leads to feeling open, joy, wonder, ALIVEness.

I bring a unique approach to our work; through my kindness I am able to see vulnerabilities yet hold them with grace. Through insight, I use listening and intuition to support client’s inner wisdom. With playfulness, I model humor that supports expansiveness. Through strength in inviting dependency upon the therapeutic process, so that clients may soften into their radiance.

I see you because I see myself. I invite you to return to your innate sparkle.


Specialties

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Modern Health Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (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
  • IvyPay
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
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-10:00am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Wisconsin)
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 9am-7pm
  • Fri 9am-12pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Monterey practice
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, California 93940
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Inpsyful, Inc, CEO-Psychologist, 2019 - Present
California Department of Corrections, Psychologsit, 2019 - Present
Ad Hoc Professor (various universities), Instructor, 2012 - 2020
California State Hospitals, Psychologist, 2017 - 2019
CHE-Behavioral Health, Psychologist, 2014 - 2017
Easter Seals, Psychologist, 2012 - 2014
Gilbert Hall School, Psychologist, 2009 - 2011

Antioch University-Santa Barbara, Somatic Training, 2019
Safe and Sound Protocol, SSP-training, 2019
Argosy University, Clincial Psychology, 2008


Licensure

California: 24310

Wisconsin: 3959-57


Languages

English