Julie Laser, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Julie Laser, MSW, LCSW, PhD

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My clinical expertise is in experiential therapy, working with military families, PTSD and trauma focused therapy, parenting issues, child and adolescent healthy development, couples therapy, adolescent substance abuse, working with human trafficking victims, and well-being throughout the life cycle.

I continue to maintain a small private practice of children, youth, families, couples, and clinical supervision.

I find experiential therapy a particularly effective modality. Experiential Therapy is Licensed Clinical Therapy in the Beautiful Outdoors.

I am a licensed clinical social worker with my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. My doctorate is from Michigan State University in Developmental Psychology/Family and Child Ecology.

I have been a practicing clinical social worker for over 30 years. My clinical expertise is in experiential therapy, working with military families, PTSD and trauma focused therapy, parenting issues, child and adolescent healthy development, couples therapy, adolescent substance abuse, working with human trafficking victims/survivors, well-being and resilience throughout the life cycle, and school social work.

I have worked as a clinician in the U.S., Mexico, Peru, Italy, and Bolivia. I speak fluent Spanish and French, and conversational Italian.

I have written 5 books:
Laser, J. & Nicotera, N. (2021). Working with Adolescents: A Clinical Guide for Practitioners, 2nd edition. New York: Guilford Press

Laser-Maira, J. Blair, D., Blair Echevarria, J., Wallis, D., Castro, O. & Conger, J. (2019). Youth and Their Families, A Guide to Treating Adolescent Substance Use Through Family Systems Therapy. New York: Oxford University Press

Laser-Maira, J. & Nicotera, N. (2019). Innovative Skills to Increase Cohesion and Communication in Couples. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nicotera, N. & Laser-Maira, J. (2017). Innovative Skills to Support Well-being and Resiliency in Youth. New York: Oxford University Press.

Laser, J. & Nicotera, N. (2011). Working with Adolescents: A Guide for Practitioners. New York: Guilford Press.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Human Trafficking Survivors
  • Military Families
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dance Or Movement Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Asian
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Military Families
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Paypal, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
35
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
CSW 1607
Colorado
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Univeristy of Michigan
MSW
1987
Michigan State University
PhD
2003