Therapy with Laura
My therapeutic style is eclectic, warm, and curious. I strive to tailor therapy sessions to the unique needs of my clients by integrating a variety of techniques including art, shadow work, psychodynamic theory, and self-compassion. My work is deeply rooted in equity and inclusion, and I provide the space for clients to truly contemplate their intersecting identities.
I find I do my best work with clients who have struggled to find the right fit in a clinician, high-achieving professionals who “have it all” but still have the nagging sense that something is missing, those experiencing profound grief or loneliness, relationships with differences in orientation or identity, and friends, colleagues, or partners who can’t seem to work though conflict without hurting one another in the process.
I have advanced training and experience in the treatment of complex trauma, borderline personality features, sex therapy, the impact of sociopolitical factors on wellbeing, and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy.
I specialize in working with young people over the age of 12, those in early or middle adulthood, and folks in my LGBTQIA+ community.
In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I provide consultation to colleagues, organizations, and medical professionals on best practices for working with the LGBTQIA+ community. I am a founding board member of The Foundation for Sexuality and Gender Affirmation and Research and Crown the Foundation.
Therapy with Liz
My therapeutic style is integrative, empowering, and inviting. I believe comprehensive care includes understanding the sociopolitical factors that influence our wellbeing, and I encourage my clients to identify what growth and healing looks like for them while deconstructing their assumptions of what healing is “supposed to” look like. I pride myself in being an affirming provider for folks in my queer and trans community.
I find I do my best work with clients exploring the nuances of their identity and how they fit into their communities and the world, individuals with deep relational wounds that impact their relationships and sense of themselves, survivors of harm and systemic oppression, those struggling to feel worthy of love and care, and individuals (re)discovering their gender identity, sexual orientation, or other aspects of their identity later in life.
I have advanced training and experience in trauma treatment, serving in my LGBTQIA+ community, the impact of sociopolitical factors on mental health, and somatic interventions.
I specialize in working with queer and trans* youth aged 16-20 as well as adults in my LGBTQIA+ community.
In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I provide case consultation to colleagues on best practices for LGBTQIA+-affirming care. I am a member of the Northern Nevada Standards of Care Collective which provides low-cost assessment and letter-writing services for gender-affirming medical procedures.