Meeting individual’s emotional, spiritual, and practical needs as they encounter various life issues

As a Pastoral counselor I offer all of the benefits of mental healthcare professionals while providing the spiritual counseling that people of faith also seek. Taking a person’s religious beliefs into account often produces better outcomes in areas such as depression, anxiety, and loss.

As a Pastoral Counselor, Laura is probably the most unexpected person you would ever think you would work with.

But after you work with her, you will see that she’s actually God sent to meet you right where you are, and to help you get through what you’re challenged with.

Tim B

Laura takes all of her years of experience in business, education, as a pastoral counselor, and supply pastor, and shares it with you helping you apply God’s Word and Biblical Principles to all of the things you’re juggling.

Sharon W

Pastoral counseling may be well-suited for individuals who:

  • Feel less comfortable in a traditional or secular counseling setting or are concerned about how their personal religious beliefs fit with that type of counseling.
  • Are facing end-of-life issues or coping with the loss of a loved one and want faith-based perspectives on death, dying, and existential concepts.
  • Prefer support through someone faith-based (possibly after having a negative experience with traditional or secular counseling).

As a pastoral counselor, I hold additional certifications in grief, trauma, abuse, and marriage (including pre-marritL and blended family), I also help with family therapy, substance use disorders, mental health conditions, and spiritual or religious matters.

Some areas my clients have sought help for include:

  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Coping with illness, trauma or abuse
  • Handling major life changes, times of transition, or a life crisis
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Preparing for marriage or adjusting to divorce
  • Substance use treatment
  • Mental health disorder treatment
  • Processing difficult or traumatic life events
  • Counseling for all ages and for couples and families
  • Integrating faith with daily life
  • Strengthening relationships (including with oneself and with God)
  • Working through conflicts (including a crisis of faith)
  • Spiritual direction
  • Outreach preventive services (such as in prisons, military settings, and schools)
  • Community education
  • Wellness programs
  • Healing or Religious retreats