© 2017 by Laura Parker, MFT

Your task is not to seek for love,

but merely to seek and find

all the barriers within yourself

that you have built against it.

                           - Rumi       

Some very important healing and growth is trying to happen through the problem that brings you to see me.  
Our job, as therapist and client, is to discover the creativity, intelligence, and life-giving intentions that lie at the core of your struggle.
How May I Help You?

My approach to therapy is not just about feeling better or solving problems, but it often starts there. Over the past 20 years I have helped many individuals and couples find relief from their immediate distress as well as heal underlying causes and discover inner strength and wisdom they didn't know they had. I can help if you would like to:

  • Decrease pain and overwhelm caused by anger, sadness, worry, shame, loneliness, etc.

  • Let go of limiting and harmful behaviors like addictions, aggression and avoidance

  • Resolve the "legacy" of trauma and attachment wounds - the ways that the past continues to influence your life now

  • Heal relationships and improve intimacy - resolve interpersonal conflict; increase compassion, empathy, mutual appreciation, and support; give and receive more love and intimacy; stop habitual blame and criticism of self or other when things aren't going your way

  • Recover from depression (depression is complicated, so it has its own page)

  • Stop criticizing, doubting, abandoning and diminishing yourself - fully inhabit and become the authority of your one-of-a-kind-life

  • Wholeheartedly face loss, transition, or crisis. Grieve and let go of what was. Creatively engage new beginnings

  • Develop healthy self-esteem, which is loving, accepting, and appreciating your own unique way of being and expressing yourself, just as you are

  • Communicate authentically and assertively

  • Connect with other people in a way that feels real, satisfying, and natural

  • Make a difficult decision. Or, do what you know is right even when its really hard

  • Move through creative blocks

  • Respond creatively to climate change and other world crises

  • Explore and cultivate your spirituality - your personal relationship with experiences of awe and wonder; your connection to a being or consciousness that is bigger than your current sense of who you are

 Find out more about how I can help you.
Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation