Laura Lovato (she/her)

Ph.D.
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Therapy is a space to own your personal story and find sovereignty so you can live fully and freely.

Clinical Psychologist in Kansas City, MO

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About My Clients

I help people clarify direction in their lives, heal from the past, and connect to their innate resilience. We all want to be free, cultivate more joy, and be more connected; but the ways we have coped in the past are not necessarily the strategies that help us thrive now. I will help you understand where you get stuck and practice new skills that serve your authentic self. You are capable and worthy of profound connection, purpose, and fulfillment.

My Background and Approach

Dr. Lovato works from a personalized approach, using a combination of somatic, emotion, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques to help her clients connect with the messages of their bodies so that they may recognize and meet underlying needs. Through the exploration of emotions, physical experience, and current patterns, she helps her clients let go of insecurity and uncertainty and instead confidently pursue what makes them feel alive, aligned, and connected. Dr. Lovato believes in being a human first, therapist second. She strives to be transparent, genuine, and warm. She is an “active” therapist, meaning that she elicits and offers feedback, and suggests specific research-informed strategies for her clients to practice between session to help build new skills and understandings. “I genuinely love my work-I hold the role of healer earnestly and have great reverence for my clients’ resilience and courage. I am honored by their trust in me to be part of their process.”

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The work of antiracism, decolonization, and social advocacy is a lifelong process requiring courage and humility. For me, it is listening to and validating the healing wisdom of non-Western practices and teachers. It means working collaboratively, supporting my clients in connecting with their own innate wisdom and intuition. It is also a journey of discovering and reclaiming my own personal story and voice. It is validating the trauma of existing within systems that delegitimize the lived experiences of non-dominant identities. It means actively deconstructing the ways privileged perspectives have shaped the dominant idea of wellness and illness, and depathologizing the effects that trauma has on human minds and bodies. I am committed to this process of constant learning and unlearning, of being willing to face my own trauma and shame, and to learn from the courage and pain of others.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $165 - 300/session

Info

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325 E. 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

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