Counseling can be a powerful tool for learning new things about yourself and new ways to respond to situations. You don’t have to feel trapped by your emotions or your thoughts or the way you’ve always been. Give yourself some space to share and process your hurts and your patterns and I will strive to listen well and give guidance when needed.
After graduating with my Bachelors degree in Psychology from Texas A&M in 2013, I didn’t want to waste any time before beginning work on my Masters degree in Counseling at the University of North Texas. In 2016, I received my Masters degree and became a Licensed Professional Counselor–Intern under the supervision of Christy Graham, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S.
As part of my Masters degree coursework, I completed an internship at the Chrysalis Eating Disorder Treatment Program in Denton, where I gained experience working with women and teenage girls who were in recovery for a variety of eating disorders, as well as related concerns such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. This experience gave me a passion for the concerns of body image, self-esteem, and developing a healthy relationship with food. I am experienced in working with adolescents and adults, and my heart for counseling is centered in these groups.
My goal is to help you carve out a space in which you feel safe and able to process through the hard things in your life. As your counselor, my goal would be to listen and reflect your thoughts and feelings, but also to teach new techniques and skills, with the goal of empowering you to overcome the patterns of thinking, feeling, or behaving from which you would like to experience freedom.
I look forward to meeting you and working hard together. Schedule a time to talk with on my online scheduling site, email me at LauraL@acorncounseling.services or call at 940-222-8703 ext 705.