Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Since I was younger, I have enjoyed hearing people’s stories and experiences, helping people where I can, and being a supportive presence when it’s needed. After one of my children received devastating medical news as an infant and my close friend cried with me and stated, “I don’t know how to help you through this”, I realized that someone showing support through grief is a unique and much needed experience. As I learned to cope and adapt to the changes in my family life, I learned how grateful I was to have specialists and trusted individuals to help me see my way through the fog of my emotions.
I received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work with a specialization in health/behavioral health and an emphasis on children and adolescents and have a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Dance. I am Foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Radically Open DBT and have worked with adolescents ages 12-17 with mental health and a substance use diagnosis in a residential setting, as well as a case manager and program coordinator within foster care and adoption. I have also worked as a counselor for domestic violence and sexual assault victims. My clinical focus has been on depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidality, substance use, trauma, and family difficulties. I have worked clinically with individuals, families and in a group setting and find art and creativity as a strong outlet for our emotions. Grief and loss may look different in all these areas, but one thing remains constant- having the skills to cope with your emotions and thoughts and having someone assist you as you work through your emotions and needs at your personal pace is imperative.
I have been told that my presence feels safe, comforting and non-judgmental. One of my loved ones describes me as a lighthouse that safely guides others to where they need to go. I would love to be the therapist to assist you and help you meet your mental and emotional goals. Let me help you find your way.
“No matter where you are in life, you’re a constantly evolving piece of art. Your longing is a whole story in itself. Only you own that story. So, consider yourself art, consider this portion of your life a single paragraph in the book. Nothing stays the same. Everything deserves to be felt.”
When scheduling an appointment, please ask for Laura Brown.