Laura Knudsen (she/her)

Not Accepting Clients

**Not accepting new clients** LMHC, LPC. Master's in Counseling Psych from Lesley University. Fully virtual private practice.

Counselor in Newton, MA

  • Individual

About My Clients

Hey there! Most folks (21+) I see are invested in increasing self-awareness and exploring strategies for smoothly navigating whatever life throws their way. We focus on anxiety, stress, self-care, life transitions, LGBTQ and gender identity exploration. I’m also here to help clients exploring polyamory, non-monogamy, and kink. (Please note I do not work with couples.) Sessions are a mix of validation, support, tough times, and lighthearted moments - laughter and humor are always welcome!

My Background and Approach

I love DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and draw from principles and practices of DBT frequently with my clients. I approach my work with two main goals: give you plenty of space to explore your thoughts and feelings through conversation, and offer concrete tools for managing tough times and symptoms between sessions. We’ll work to identify patterns and behaviors that conflict with your core values, and move towards acceptance, change, and improved overall wellbeing. I offer a dynamic, person-centered, nonjudgmental approach to therapy that's both direct and compassionate, with a healthy sense of humor. If interested in working with me, please reach out via email to check availability and give me an idea of your goals. I start with a free phone consult and take very seriously ensuring we both feel we're a good fit for each other before getting deep into treatment, providing referrals as needed.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, inclusive environment for all my clients. We all deserve to have someone hold space for us and encourage our ongoing growth! I don't believe I have all of the answers to life's questions, and you’ll definitely end up teaching me a thing or two throughout therapy. Recommend a book, show or movie to me that you think would help me understand something more about you! I truly believe therapy is an organic process that we create together. We may discuss Jungian concepts such as the shadow self, or find therapeutic connection discussing archetypes in Marvel movies. There’s often room for exploring through tarot cards or pop culture references. In my personal time, I enjoy gardening, live music, hanging out with my two dogs, watching sci-fi tv and movies, playing cozy video games, and crocheting way too many colorful afghans.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Rate: $200/session


8572285727 Email Laura
796 Beacon St
Newton, MA 02459

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