Laura Pengelly

(MA, LMFT)
Therapist Laura Pengelly Photo

About Me

Hello! I understand that reaching out for help and support can be difficult and I'm really glad you've made the decision to start counseling.

I believe in treating the whole person and will strive to understand you and all of the moving parts in your life. My goal is to offer you a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings. My approach to therapy is warm and interactive. I strive to understand the whole person and believe in treating people with respect and compassion. My goal is to help you to find solutions to your current struggles by exploring the way in which you are looking at the problem and by helping you to identify solutions.

I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). I've spent the past 17 + years working primarily with children & Adolescents and their families to overcome wide variety of problems. As an LMFT, I'm not only well versed in treating relationship problems of all types; I've worked with many individuals struggling with individual concerns like depression, anger, and anxiety. Additionally, I've worked with a large number of individuals who have experienced trauma and am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

You are not alone. Things can and will get better. I'm really looking forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMFT #MF000859 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Sep 03, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 5 months

Laura is great! She has helped my teen get through some very tough times. She also helped me to better understand how anxiety affects my child. I was able to have more patience with her and we have grown close again!

Written by J.O. on May 15, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and grief

She’s been very helpful with helping me to get through grief, stress, anxiety, and just help improve my sobriety as well. I’m going on a year sober and I feel she gives me helpful tools to expand on that.

Written by A.M. on Mar 18, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

After jumping around trying to find the right fit, I found Laura and I’m so glad I did. Just in the short amount of time I’ve been talking to her, she has been super helpful! She is very supportive and understanding. She’s also very thorough with her responses and I feel heard and understood. I really appreciate the feedback that she provides and just talking to her has made me feel so much better. I highly recommend her!

Written by B.R. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Laura makes me feel comfortable enough to share my thoughts and always provides me with great insight when I ask for it.

Written by L.A. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Laura is a thoughtful listener, and has helped me immensely with processing several issues in my life. She offers constructive feedback on behaviors, including mine as well as the potential motivations of others, and helps me to understand the situation objectively without minimizing my thoughts or feelings on the situation. She's been so helpful and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work with her.

Written by K.A. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Laura helped me understand some issues I’ve been having for many years, in a very short time. Our sessions were focused and to the point. I enjoyed the flexibility of our convos through messaging opposed to scheduled appointments. Laura is kind, thorough, insightful and highly skilled. I strongly recommend her! Thank you Laura!

Written by M.A. on Oct 04, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very good and thoughtful.

Written by B.R. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks

I really appreciate her. She has been great!

Written by A.N. on Mar 21, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Laura has been awesome with me even though I'm new and complex. She is working very hard to understand me, my anxiety, my past, and my present. She checks in when I haven't logged on it a bit, and is always encouraging. I would highly recommend her.

Written by M.A. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Laura knows the questions to ask to help get you thinking about the direction you need or would like to take. She is knowledgeable in the areas of destructive/abusive relationships and its effect on the partner and children. She understands the seriousness of verbal/emotional abuse in a way that many counselors don't.

Written by M.I. on Feb 14, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She is the best! She’s consistently there for me and she’s not afraid to be brutally honest with me.

Written by A.L. on Oct 18, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Laura understood my issues and guided me the best way she can. Very authentic and professional.

Written by J.O. on Jul 22, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks

Laura has been helping my wife and daughter relate to each other in a more healthy way.

Written by U.R. on Feb 15, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laura is great, she has helped me a lot! I'm glad she is my counselor.

Written by S.U. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks

Laura helped me through a really hard time in my life. I had nowhere to turn. She was a God send.

Written by H.. on Jun 09, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Laura has been a great amount of support for me with issues I've been struggling with for years. I'm looking forward to spending more time with Laura to work on problem areas I hope to resolve and to find the inner peace I've been searching for.

Written by R.O. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and bipolar

She is really good at her job.

Written by J.I. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks

Laura is truly committed to her clients. She takes time to understand the "big picture" while being encouraging, and honest. Her professional insight and experience is seen in each communication. Laura has been a answer to prayer in helping me and my family. Counselors like her are hard to find and I thank God for Laura and teen counseling every day.

Written by J.O. on Mar 07, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Always knows what to say! Laura is wonderful and will make you see a new perspective on things. Perfect advice. Perfect therapist.

Written by J.A. on Mar 02, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks

Laura is a great counselor! She's engaged and is receptive to ideas shared. I highly recommend her services!

Written by J.O. on Jan 25, 2018 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks

I've been working with Laura for some time. Thing's are looking better for me and my wife. Laura has given great advice.

Written by L.O. on Nov 05, 2017 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks

Laura Pengelly has helped me to see things differently. Things i was struggling with. In which case it has changed me for the better. Laura treated me like i was talking with a good friend. She treated me as a friend would with respect. I love talking with her. Thank you so much Laura

Written by N.A on Dec 07, 2016 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

I like talking to Laura and I also find it really helpful. She's always here to listen to me and help me to understand myself.

Written by M.I on Nov 14, 2016 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks

Laura was here for me when I most needed it. She is a person I could trust and open up to. I am very grateful for her help.

Written by M.I on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Request her. You won't be disappointed. You will gain a fantastic therapist, who responds frequently. In my darkest moments, she has been a bright light. She has a deep understanding of many things, so whatever you are going through, she will be of great help.

Written by C.O on Sep 26, 2016 after counseling with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

She's helped me through my current situation.

Written by K.A on Sep 13, 2016 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and parenting

Laura is an insightful therapist skillful at breaking through emotional clutter to get to the heart of the issue. I felt like I learned something new and helpful with each exchange.