Laura SgroLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW & EMDR-trained
Hi! I'm Laura. I believe all aspects of wellness should be inclusive, collaborative, and full of compassion. Your story is welcome here.
Just like any other group, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health issues and unique challenges. However, LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. Additionally, more than half of individuals who identify as transgender experience depression or anxiety. The LGBTQ community is also at a higher risk for suicide. Young people are even more at risk, as they may experience a lack of support at home and fear, hatred or prejudice in school. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and are facing mental health challenges, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s LGBTQ experts and get help today.
Somatic therapy enlists the innate intelligence of the body as a catalyst for health. Because mind-body disconnect is often related to our deepest emotional wounds, attunement to our body’s responses to stressors is essential to healing. By bringing awareness to how emotions, sensations, thoughts & memories interconnect and influence each other, somatic psychology brings us home to ourselves. Upcoming workshop :: *Somatic Tools for Anxiety* - Sat, Feb 3rd. - somatic-justice.com/events
My clients are usually artists, lawyers, and young professionals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and / or bipolar disorder. They are often burdened with high stress, burnout, or creative blocks and have tried to help themselves but don't see the deeper changes they sought, so they reach out to me. My hope is that our work together will untangle what you're feeling and help you feel more content.
I love working with adults and teens who are struggling with interpersonal issues (family, work, at school, with friends, etc), those wanting to gain insight into themselves, and individuals in the process of healing from traumatic incidents. I work with many folks who suffer from anxiety (including social and performance), panic attacks, fears, grief, body image issues, and those who have a critical inner voice. I love supporting those who desire to gain greater self-worth and self-compassion.