Laura Knudsen (she/her)

LMHC

*Not accepting new clients* I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University.

Counselor in Newton, MA

Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients have come from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, with a focus on low-income individuals struggling with chronic/persistent mental illness. My specializations include Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Stress, Grief, LGBTQ issues, and Life Transition challenges. I'm also open to working with individuals exploring open relationships and non-monogamy.

My Background and Approach

I've spent the years since graduation working in a community mental health setting with clients struggling with chronic, persistent mental illness. This has given me a solid foundation in a wide variety of diagnoses and treatment modalities - my work has demanded flexibility and creativity as part of my approach to establishing effective treatment that works for the person in front of me. In general, my aim is to help you find greater knowledge and awareness of your own psyche, your personal motivations and obstacles, and your ambitions in life. You will gain increased insight into how to more effectively navigate your own path and achieve your goals. Together, we will 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 Personal Beliefs and Interests

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 am open to learning, listening, and supporting. One of my personal projects is to read as many books and resources as possible to be continuously improving what I have to offer any prospective clients - recommend me a book you think would help me understand something more about you! I believe in therapy as a tool we should all be able to access to move our selves and our societies in a forward direction.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health
  • AllWays Health Partners
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $125 - 175/session

Info

Email Laura
796 Beacon Street
Newton, MA 02459

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