Laurie Gallagher, Therapist in California — Zencare
Laurie  Gallagher

Laurie Gallagher

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated July 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Couples counseling
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Laurie's goal is to assist you in exploring issues, emotions, and behaviors that are troubling you or causing distress. These emotions or behaviors may result in anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationships, or general discontent. Her preference is to work collaboratively with clients by addressing these struggles and discovering a solution or change that is reasonable and within reach.

Laurie sees her purpose as assisting clients in their ability to express themselves, increase self-awareness, and lessen any shame or guilt that is getting in the way. She looks for opportunities to help people identify their goals and the obstacles that are keeping them from reaching those goals. Laurie listens carefully, share insights and observations, and assist you in developing strategies for making the changes you want to see. She relies heavily on her therapeutic training, personal experience, and her extensive work with individuals, couples, and groups over the past 30+ years.

Laurie resides in Southern California. She cycles and swims daily, as both physical and mental health are an important part of her life. She enjoys her free time with family and friends, and her "co-therapist," her German Shepherd, Dylan.

Currently, Laurie is only seeing client remotely, through a telehealth platform. This allows her to see clients anywhere in California.


Specialties

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $115 - $165

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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

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 Please inquire about hours
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  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 32 years

Butte College, Counselor, 1998 - 2022
California State University, Chico, Lecturer, 2005 - 2016

CSU, Chico, Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, 1990


Licensure

California: LMFT31907


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Laurie is a compassionate therapist who tries to understand her client's needs and intentions."
- Zencare client • October 2022
"Laurie returned my inquiry quickly. She seems like a qualified, compassionate therapist who truly wants to help her patients/people have good mental health."
- Zencare client • October 2022