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Lourie Bonsu(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Connecticut
Anxiety - Couples counseling- Depression- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Trauma-Childhood trauma-

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Professional statement

As a Trained EMDR and a Certified Internalized Somatic Trauma Therapist, Lourie's specialty is helping adults, adolescents, and families who have been traumatized regain control of their lives. She approaches this process holistically by combining emotional and biological techniques. Having lived through her own struggles, Lourie is able to understand her clients, and her IFS training has prepared her to help clients connect with all parts of themselves, healing internalized or long-term traumas. Through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, Lourie supports and empowers clients to face life's challenges and find joy, meaning, and happiness.


Message to clients

I came into my therapy career with a wide range of life and professional experience, from talent acquisition to supply chain management. But all of my roles prior to therapy taught me the same thing: connection is essential to growth. It’s an honor to offer that connection to clients and walk alongside them as they learn to feel safe in their body and mind again.

In my practice, I am a Trained EMDR and a Certified Internalized Somatic Trauma Therapist (ISTT) who specializes in trauma. Your body often carries the greatest burden of the trauma that has happened to you. That’s why my approach to trauma healing is holistic, body-based, and unified. In session, I’ll guide you through techniques for sensing and regulating your body and mind. We’ll help you reestablish a reciprocal relationship with your body, learn to turn inward with compassion and live more fully in your body, all while allowing time and space for the trauma to be processed. Time and time again, I’ve seen the power of these techniques to restore well-being by unwinding trauma.


Work and Education

Resilience Lab, Therapist

Trauma Specialists Training Institute, EMDR Trained, 2023
Palo Alto University California, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2022
The Embody Lab, Certified Somatic Trauma Therapist, 2022

Licensure

Connecticut: 5760

Languages

English

Specialties

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

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

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


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
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150