Conventional Psychotherapy


In psychotherapy sessions, Laura’s therapeutic focus is helping individuals heal attachment wounds, increase interpersonal effectiveness, reduce emotional discomfort, and better tolerate distress.

The initial goal of psychotherapy is often the immediate relief of distress related to an crisis or traumatic situation. You’ll learn to cope, adapt and build skills as we explore patterns in your life.  As our work deepens, your personal growth will become the focus as you make lasting changes in yourself and the way you engage in your life.

Laura’s clinical training is in working with adults diagnosed with mental disorders and substance use disorders, and gerontology. That said, Laura also greatly enjoys working with Millennials.

Psychotherapy can help you resolve ineffective coping strategies and increase emotional health and wellbeing.

Psychotherapy may be offered in my office, by phone or by secure video conference.

If you are interested in psychotherapy and want to know more about Laura’s approach, you can schedule a 15 minute phone session to see what it might be like to work with her.

Laura works primarily with individuals and couples. Her office is a SAFE space. She welcomes people of all backgrounds and cultures into her office and she enjoys a diverse clientele including people from the LGBTQ community.

Most clients come once a week and some schedule twice a month. However, I have clients who come twice a week when they need extra support.  As issues are cleared, clients often come in less frequently for a period of time before ending therapy.

Your health insurance may cover your psychotherapy. If it does not, you may be eligible for reimbursement for all or part of your therapy sessions from your health insurance or flex spending plan, or both. You can investigate these options by contacting your insurance plan and asking about mental health benefits.  Psychotherapy can be a medical deduction and tax write off.

Services are payable by credit card, and with special arrangements, Paypal.

Here is a list of some insurance providers currently accepted by Laura. If your carrier is not on this list, please send an email to check for coverage. If Laura does not provide direct billing to your carrier, you may request a superbill to submit to your carrier for reimbursement.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
  • Medicare Part A and B

Please call (707) 234-4370 to schedule your complimentary 15 minute phone session. You may also send an email here.

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