Although many of Laura's clients are not LGBTQ, she has additional training, and extensive experience in LGBT Affirmative Therapy. This is a form of psychotherapy that encourages clients to embrace and celebrate their sexual orientation. LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapy comes from an accepting, supportive place. An LGBTQ affirmative therapist will not simply compare your experience to a similar heterosexual situation, it will account for all of the unique factors that create an LGBTQ experience; and life. LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy is applicable to people of all ages that identify as LGBTQ, and serves as a wonderful complement to your overall therapeutic journey.
Laura Wise, MA, LMFT
Hello and welcome. I would like to first congratulate you on beginning your journey to healing. Here is a little bit more about me and how I work. I received my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles and am passionate about improving the lives of others, through counseling work and within the non-profit sphere. I work mainly with individual clients (one-on-one) and believe that seeing each other weekly, is the best way to achieve significant, long term improvement. I was previously employed by Antioch University Counseling center and now work in a private practice setting in Los Angeles and digitally. I have 6+ years of counseling experience and am a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Specialty Areas Include:
Women's Empowerment, LGBT, Major Life Changes, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss and Mindfulness.