Laura Knudsen (she/her)

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Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University. Licensed to treat clients in RI, CT, & MA. Fully virtual private practice.

Counselor in Newton, MA

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients are motivated, curious folks who are invested in increasing self-awareness and exploring strategies for more smoothly navigating whatever life throws their way. We tend to focus on mood disorders, trauma, stress, self-care, life transitions, LGBTQ and gender identity exploration. I’m also here to help clients exploring polyamory, non-monogamy, and kink. Our sessions are a mix of validation, support, tough times, and lighthearted moments - laughter and humor are always welcome!

My Approach to Helping

I love DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and draw from principles and practices of DBT frequently with my clients. I approach my work with two main goals: give you plenty of space to explore your thoughts and feelings through conversation, and offer concrete tools for managing tough times and symptoms between sessions. You’ll gain increased insight into how to more effectively navigate your own path and achieve your goals. Let’s work to identify patterns and behaviors that conflict with your core values, and move towards acceptance, change, and improved overall wellbeing. I offer a dynamic, person-centered, nonjudgmental approach to therapy that is both direct and compassionate, with a healthy sense of humor as needed.

My Values as a Therapist

As a member of the LGBTQ community, a feminist, and a social justice advocate, I aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, inclusive environment for all my clients. No matter who you are or where you come from, you deserve to have someone hold space for you and encourage your ongoing growth! I don't believe I have all of the answers to life's questions, and you may end up teaching me a thing or two throughout therapy. I’m open to learning, listening, and supporting. Recommend a book to me that you think would help me understand something more about you! I believe therapy is an organic process that we create together - we may discuss Jungian concepts such as the shadow self, or find therapeutic connection discussing archetypes in Marvel movies. In my personal time, I enjoy gardening, hanging out with my two dogs, playing and listening to music, bingeing sci-fi tv and movies, and crocheting colorful cozy afghans.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Rate: $200/session

Info

8572285727 Email Laura
796 Beacon Street
Newton, MA 02459

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