laura merritt (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I understand that living with anxiety and PTSD is difficult and I can help improve your life.

Psychotherapist in SEATTLE, WA

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

If you've experienced trauma, struggle with anxiety and/or face relationship or intimacy difficulties, know that these are areas where I can help. I'm committed to helping you overcome the challenges that hold you back. Through integrative approaches tailored to your needs, we will address the root causes of your struggles and pave the way for transformation.

My Background and Approach

As a licensed holistic therapist, I believe in addressing the interconnectedness of your mind, body, and emotions. Together, we will work towards lasting healing by exploring patterns of thinking, cultivating a strong mind-body connection, and developing skills to regulate difficult emotions. I utilize modalities like EMDR, cognitive and somatic therapies, to facilitate sustainable change. I specialize in treating Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, Sex and Intimacy, Psychedelic and Ketamine Preparation and Integration.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I've dedicated my education and training to help people heal from trauma as I believe that as we heal from trauma, we make the world a better place. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, I've worked in diverse settings, including mental health clinics and the Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD Clinic. This invaluable experience has deepened my understanding of the body, brain, neurophysiology, evidence-based treatments, and research. Sessions integrate these skills with a grounded understanding of learning to feel safe again in the body, to manage the sensations and emotions effectively so you can live a fulfilling life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Modern Health insurance
  • Modern Health insurance
  • Modern Health insurance
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 20 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $235 - 285/session


206.889.2542 Email laura
228 Hamilton Avenue
palo alto, CA 94301

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