Do you sense there is something more to life than what you are currently experiencing?
Have you hit a wall or just feel stuck, unable to move forward?
Are you experiencing negative cycles of communication or painful conflict that doesn’t seem to resolve?
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or simply lack peace in your life?
Therapy can help.
“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.”-C.S. Lewis
Life is full of obstacles and struggles. Sometimes they cause us to feel stuck and in need of a new perspective. Laura provides a safe and supportive space to explore the challenges you are facing as well as the expertise to begin to find a new path through them. Whether it is an internal struggle or relationship issue, she can help to give you tools and insights to help you heal and move forward.
New! Marriage Intensives offered Fall and Winter 2019! Click here to learn more.
Navigating intimate relationships can be challenging as needs conflict, misunderstandings occur and communication spirals downward. Therapy can provide the skills and awareness necessary to help you communicate and sort through conflict in a way that creates deep connection with your loved one. Past hurts can be healed and new patterns established. Laura’s work with couples is respectful, collaborative and candid. Whether you are a pre-married, newlywed or married for some time, therapy can facilitate the meaningful and satisfying relationship you long for.
Trauma is an emotional and psychological response to a catastrophic event like an accident, a natural disaster or rape. Trauma also can be the result of a chronic and cumulative experience such as childhood abuse or neglect. Victims of trauma may experience unpredictable emotions, intrusive thoughts and flashbacks, strained relationships and physical symptoms like nausea and anxiety. The quality of life is changed. As an EMDR and IFS trained clinician, Laura is compassionate, patient and knowledgeable about the impact and treatment of trauma and helps clients manage their emotions, enjoy relationships and heal their trauma wound.
- Couples issues
- Family therapy
- Trauma therapy- EMDR trained
- Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
- Faith and Spirituality
- Blended Families
“Some people’s lives seem to flow in a narrative; mine had many stops and starts. That’s what trauma does. It interrupts the plot. You can’t process it because it doesn’t fit with what came before or what comes afterward. A friend of mine, a soldier, put it this way. In most of our lives, most of the time, you have a sense of what is to come. There is a steady narrative, a feeling of “lights, camera, action” when big events are imminent. But trauma isn’t like that. It just happens, and then life goes on. No one prepares you for it.”― Jessica Stern, Denial: A Memoir of Terror
925.939.4155 (AA HOTLINE)
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CONTRA COSTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Merrithew)
925.646.2800 (Crisis Unit-Assist 5150)
CRISIS AND SUICIDE INTERVENTION
For anyone in crisis or distress
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(Adult Psychiatric Services-Inpatient only-No free assessments)
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