"Through my sessions with Laura I truly feel transformed into a different person. She helped me find the strength and courage to fight through all my pain and mental roadblocks. This has allowed me the opportunity to finally go after what I want in life. I am currently on my second semester of grad school (received a 3.8 first semester) and halfway through my internship. I have built great relationships with the children in the school as well as with the other staff.  I am finally in a position to do something I am passionate about and it has been extremely rewarding. I am forever grateful for all of Laura's help."




As evidenced by the areas below, Laura's experience in working with adults spans a wide array of situations and experiences. She is especially suited to help those who are ready and willing to make positive changes in their lives, but are unsure as to how to start. 


Many of Laura's clients have awareness about how and what they want to change, but need help with implementation. Others have had perceived failures in working with professionals in the past and haven't had the confidence to try again. 


Laura’s “young at heart” tagline reflects the belief that many of her clients, in mid-life and beyond want to remain open and self-aware enough to experience life it to its fullest.


While Laura has specialized in working with people who have been traumatized, depressed, or anxious for much of her career, she also coaches people who want to improve their relationships, work, or health habits.

Anxiety & worry

Anger & irritability

Attachment Issues


Caregiver stress

Communication problems



Grief, loss & bereavement

Health Coaching

Health & Wellness


Job Coaching

Mid-life challenges


Mood swings

Obsessions & compulsions


Post traumatic stress

Relationships challenges


Sexual abuse

Sexual orientation

Stress / Stress reduction

Suicidal thoughts & behavior


Trust issues

Workplace Stress

Work-Life Balance





Tel: 203.554.3853



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