Teens are a unique population as they struggle with self identity, self control and detachment and bonding issues. Because they are still developing and learning to make healthy decisions, support for them from a third party can sometimes be of great benefit. My counseling style is relaxed, supportive, practical and goal oriented. Methods are eclectic- including using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and exploring the impact of childhood, gender and life experiences that impact thoughts, interpretations and actions. I encourage my teen clients to keep moving forward, take personal responsibility and learn to care for themselves without heavy peer and social media influences that may harm their progress. I help them move into a self-sufficient and self-affirming existence. My goal is to help all my clients be the best, unique “you”, you can be, and to be able to function at an optimum level.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #66031 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Laurie is heaven sent. Just when I felt like giving up on counselling, I was finally matched with someone who understands my needs. I love Laurie's 'boot camp' approach to therapy. Laurie's style is definitely for those who want to take counselling seriously and actually see results! I have been counselling with Laurie for many months now and I'm definitely seeing a difference in my mental state. She is professional, caring, funny and intelligent. Couldn't wish for a better counsellor.
My teenage son and I have only been working with Laurie Unger for a short time, but I am so thankful we found her! My son loves his sessions with her and holds her with high regard. She promptly updates me as the parent after each session. Its clear to me that she cares about her patients and doesn't treat them as just another number in her books. I highly recommend!
Laurie is so kind and very knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her, and she offers me interesting and useful insights. Opening up to Laurie comes very easily. Her friendliness and warmth leaves me feeling uplifted and motivated at the end of our sessions
Laurie has been really amazing and supportive. I’m glad she’s working with me.
I’m coming up on a month of therapy and It feels like I finally found the right fit for me. Laurie is very attentive, compassionate and empathetic to my needs and is able to respond in ways that make me feel seen and important. Very grateful for her insight and kindness, I would recommend her to anyone.
I'm so thankful that I've been able to work with Laurie! She is kind, thorough, and full of wonderful advice & knowledge.
Very helpful and conversational.
Laurie is helping me to take control of structures and routines in my life to help me overcome anxiety, ptsd, and manage my major depression. I have never been so pleased with a counselor as I am with her. Her first step with me was to ask about my sleep- which I have been waiting for a doctor to ask me about for years (instead of a here try this pill- her strategy is let’s begin at square 1)... Laurie is logical, rational, smart, warm and understanding. I love working with her and feel her support in my corner because she always chats me back in a timely manner. I am truly so grateful for her guidance and care.
Back in those days of pandemic and crisis we have been under a lot of pressure and trying to find a way out.
I didn’t believe in take a therapy like in teen counseling even at the beginning I was upset because my therapy was with other person that canceled but I consider myself very lucky to be with Laurie.
She gave me hope from the beginning and even I cut show her more how I really feel, even it’s hard on me to cry to a strange I feel her support.
Sometimes I start to write the way I feel everyday and she remember even those details.
I feel I’m moving forward even if there are some dark says she is always telling me don’t be hard on yourself.
I appreciate she listen to me, and she gave me hope in the way in the words I never imagine this app has such profesional and human very human people!