Laura completed her Master’s program in 2013 after an internship at the VA Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. She worked for three years as a Readjustment Counseling Therapist for the Columbus, Ohio Vet Center, specializing in trauma treatment for combat veterans and those who had experienced military sexual trauma. Laura relocated with her wife, Judith, to San Antonio in 2016 and took a position as a licensed professional mental health counselor at the Audie Murphy VA, where she was a member of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy team for South Texas, served as the Women’s Mental Health Coordinator, and was on the LGBTQ+ advisory committee. She became an LPC Supervisor in 2020 and worked with LPC Interns and Associates within the South Texas VA’s training programs. Before leaving federal employment, she was a team lead and clinic manager for one of the VA’s Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Programs. Laura joined The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors in September 2022 and was promoted to Supervising Clinician in November 2022.

Laura has facilitated several groups, including CBT-Depression, CBT-PTSD, Coping with Military Sexual Trauma, and DBT Skills Group. She also has specialized training in Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Imagery Rehearsal Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and CBT for Chronic Pain.

Prior to finding her calling in the counseling field, Laura served as an Arabic Linguist in the U.S. Air Force, completing three tours in the Middle East. She now enjoys trail running, rock climbing, hiking, and playing with her two French Bulldogs.

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