About My Clients
You’ve been working hard to make changes and create the life you want, but something is standing in the way. Past hurt, trauma, anxiety, addiction, or other self harming behaviors keep getting in the way, creating a wall. You find yourself feeling hopeless and stuck. You wonder if you will ever feel peace and joy, maybe even questioning the meaning behind life at all. You can live a life free from past hurt and self harm, allowing you to live your best and fullest life.
My Background and Approach
You deserve and can meet your goals, while building the life you’ve imagined. Let me help. My name is Laura, and I am the owner of Emerge Counseling and Education, LLC. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC) in Virginia with special interest in anxiety, trauma, addiction, and self harming behavior. I believe that all people deserve a future free from past hurts and thoughts that keep them stuck. I’m here to help people break those barriers and work towards what they want in life. I use methods that allow us to make progress quickly, allowing us time to work on past trauma or current stressors to allow you to move forward in life, building healthier relationships, achieving your life goals, and loving yourself while you do it.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe anyone can change. While our past can change us, it does not define us. I believe anyone can live a life free from anxiety and self harm. I firmly believe in equity. I do not discriminate and strive to provide safety to all. I spend time volunteering as a peer leader in a breastfeeding organization, helping all parents meet their lactation goals.