I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Psychology in 2012 and received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019. Additionally, I am a certified teacher and spent 3 years working in education at the secondary level.
I have experience in helping clients with a variety of concerns including but not limited to stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting and family issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also have experience in working within the adoption triad. Prior to becoming a counselor, I served as an adoption/foster and birth parent liaison.
I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. You are the expert of your story, and that story deserves to be heard. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage! I look forward to supporting you in that process. During our time together we will work toward mutually agreed upon goals that promote individual and relational growth in an ethically sound way. I tend to view therapy through a holistic approach, looking for mind, body, and environmental connections in hopes of enabling sustainable and lasting change for my clients. While I do believe there is a time and place for medication, I cannot prescribe medication, and work diligently to help clients find root causes to their struggles and stressors.
You should know that, along with benefits, psychotherapy does have risks. There may be times that the discussion of unpleasant experiences, or current life situations, cause painful emotional reactions. This may bring discomfort and changes in relationship dynamics. However, therapy has proven incredibly beneficial to many individuals. It is impossible to predict what you will personally experience since every individual is unique. In the course of working together additional concerns may surface of which you the client were not initially aware. If this occurs, then you should feel free to share these new concerns with me and we can adjust our goals and counseling strategies.
Before we begin, please be aware that I am ethically and legally bound to maintain strict confidentiality. Consequently, I will not provide any person or agency any information from therapy sessions without signed written permission by the client, or if served with a legally binding subpoena for such information. When engaging therapy with a minor, there are some extra confidentiality steps to be aware of. I highly encourage open communication between teens and their parents/guardians. However, in order to get the most out of therapy, teens need to feel safe to disclose honest feelings and experiences without fear. I will update parents/guardians on whether I feel progress toward goals is being made but will refrain from sharing details about sessions. While our communication is confidential, the following limitations and exceptions do exist: a) I determine that you are a danger to yourself or someone else; b) you disclose abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children, elderly, or disabled person; c) you disclose sexual contact with another mental health professional or clergy. Keep in mind that due to the online platform of our sessions, I cannot guarantee confidentiality although I will do everything possible to ensure privacy on my end.
Lastly, I firmly believe that psycho-education is incredibly important to your healing process. It is difficult to heal what we do not understand. There are no stupid questions, so please always feel free to ask for clarification on anything we discuss or the reason behind certain therapeutic activities.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem, Motivation
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...
TX LPC 85245
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Bennett. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
Laura has been great for our daughter. We appreciate all the help she has provided!
Outstanding communication. Gives lots of extra tools to help me be more successful on this journey I am on.