Laura Hawley (she/her/hers)

LCSW, Lic Acupuncturist

My approach in therapy is to recognize the other person as whole and to move with them toward recognizing their wholeness.

Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients are 18 to 75 years old. They are queer, straight, trans, cisgendered and nonbinary. They are people of color and white people. They are people of great potential, who feel stuck or hindered in some ways. I see a lot of people in the helping professions, nurses, social workers, clergy and teachers. My clients may not treat themselves with the compassion and respect they give to other people. They may experience depression, anxiety and symptoms of trauma, including PTSD.

My Background and Approach

My approach to therapy draws on Mindfulness Based, Gestalt, Somatic, Feminist and Psychodynamic practices. This way of working is founded on what I have learned in two decades of practicing acupuncture, which gives me great confidence in people’s ability to move toward a state of balance and health. I cultivate compassion and responsibility with and in the clients I see. We work hard, but kindly, looking at patterns of thought, emotion, energy and action that are stuck in some way – making it difficult to have ease and stability or to make personal or professional transitions. We use body awareness to support the mind. We look at the present moment and the choices currently available. We consider the past, we how learn to suffer or cope with challenges in a certain way in childhood, when we really don’t have choices, and then experience ourselves as not having a choice in adulthood. Our work together builds the awareness of new choices and possibilities for freedom and growth

Issues I Treat


At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English


2155457040 Email Laura
1315 Walnut Street
Suite 1508
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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