Laura Black, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Laura Black, LMFT

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Imagine feeling more connected in your relationships; on steadier footing around family conflict; gaining flexibility back into your work/life balance; bravely facing past traumas holding you back and developing a deeper sense of self that helps you feel empowered in the face of uncertainty. It’s understandable to have sincere intentions for change – but struggle to figure it out on your own. Let me show you what it feels like to build a safe relationship where you feel heard, accepted, and understood in a new way that is productive and healing. Let me teach you how to replicate that with others, and most importantly - yourself.

I am a trusted and experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist extensively trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in addition to other notable evidence-based approaches depending on your specific needs (i.e. Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Functional Family Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, etc.). I work from a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and experiential approach to assist clients in improving relationship dynamics, navigating life’s challenges, managing chronic stress, overcoming past wounds, and developing greater self-awareness, compassion, and empowerment. I believe strongly in cultivating a safe, authentic, and emotionally healing experience within the therapist-client relationship. I feel especially revitalized when working with those in the health/helping profession, educational field, tech industry, creative types, and entrepreneurs. I specialize in working with issues related to stress, relationship issues, couples counseling, anxiety, depression, life transitions, attachment issues, professional burnout, family conflict, parenting, teens impacted by divorce, trauma, crisis intervention, and ADHD.

I use my education, extensive training, and lived experience to walk alongside you in your efforts toward an improved way of experiencing yourself, others, and the world. Come sit with me. You no longer have to navigate these painful challenges alone. Set up a complimentary phone consultation today! You can reach me directly via phone call or email.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Coda
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $175.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
6
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
120628
California
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
2016
Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
2021
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
CAMFT
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University - Irvine
Masters in Couples and Family Therapy
2017
Purdue University
Bachelors of Arts in Law & Society with a Dual Minor in Psychology and Forensic Science
2014