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Laura Swanson

Lead Therapist

It can be incredibly daunting to start therapy – my hope is to make that process as comfortable, safe, and welcoming as possible. The fact that you are taking the brave (and often overwhelming) step of looking for a therapist is something to be proud of.

I am honored to work with children and adults of all ages who are experiencing a variety of challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, behavioral difficulties, grief/loss, and more. I also specialize in supporting individuals and families who are struggling with perinatal and/or postpartum mental health, infertility, and other reproductive challenges. With a background as a doula and as the owner of a perinatal care collective, I bring my expertise, understanding, and compassion to the clients that I have the pleasure of working with.

I work collaboratively with clients to identify their specific challenges as well as their goals, dreams, hopes, and strengths. I strongly believe that the client and therapist are equals – I cultivate a therapeutic space in which the client feels empowered and safe. Within my practice, I utilize an eclectic treatment approach, which allows me to tailor my style specifically to each unique person that I work with. Depending on the client’s needs, I may utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Child-Focused Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Nature-Focused Therapy, and more! My goal, as well as the goal of each of these treatment orientations, is to help clients feel more free, whole, safe, comfortable, and fulfilled.

I am passionate about making therapy accessible, equitable, inclusive, and anti-oppressive. I create a therapeutic space in which clients feel free to express themselves exactly as they are.

(530) 212-0266

Laura Swanson
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