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