Laura Sgro (she/her/hers)

License information verified by TherapyDen LCSW & EMDR-trained
Accepting Clients

Hi! I'm Laura. I believe all aspects of wellness should be inclusive, collaborative, and full of compassion. Your story is welcome here.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Studio City, CA


About My Clients

I work with folks from all walks of life who are looking to build (or re-build) their connection to themselves and others. My clients often struggle with anxiety, people-pleasing, self-worth, perfectionism, dysfunctional family dynamics, relationship issues, and exploring their identities. I work within an intersectional perspective to cultivate a space that is inclusive and welcoming to all so my clients can feel safe to embrace vulnerability and explore themselves deeply.

My Approach to Helping

If you decide to work with me, we'll examine parts of your past, challenges in the present, and hopes for the future while honoring your intersecting identities and natural strengths. I'll hold space for you to cry, vent, make jokes, swear, whatever you need — while helping you deconstruct unhelpful patterns, adjust unrealistic expectations, set healthier boundaries, heal past wounds, and embrace your most authentic self. My approach is modern and eclectic, integrating EMDR, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and narrative techniques with psychodynamic, feminist, existential, and humanistic theories. This means I draw from multiple modalities to personalize your care based on your needs. Through both research-based techniques and being a real + approachable human, my goal is to help you find clarity and healing while creating meaningful and sustainable change.

My Values as a Therapist

As a recovering perfectionist and people-pleaser myself, I know how challenging it can be to prioritize your own needs, to live in fear that making the wrong move will lead to some kind of consequence: abandonment, hardship, judgment, failure. If you find yourself struggling to carry the weight of these expectations, you’re in the right place. My work with clients is informed by own core values: authenticity, integrity, exploration, connection, intersectionality, and growth. With these guiding principles — alongside humor and a laid-back, conversational style — I'll help you work toward finding balance between acceptance of yourself as you are while courageously challenging and changing unhealthy patterns that prevent you from living the life you want.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200/session


818-814-6015 Email Laura
12605 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

Reach out to Laura