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Laurie Carpenter Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri
Laurie Carpenter , LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP, CCTP, EMDR Trained

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Independence, MO

Online & In-Person

Accepting new clients

About me

I am an experienced therapist with a passion for helping individuals, couples, and families identify and clear out root causes of negative belief systems which lead to increasing symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self worth and so much more. I am dually licensed in Kansas and Missouri as a Clinical Social Worker. I am a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, as well as EMDR trained.

I believe that all humans have a resilient spirit which allows them to overcome any obstacle before them. Sometimes we forget who we are or perhaps we never fully knew. Maybe we felt we were never able to be our authentic selves. It's possible we think there's something wrong with us or we're broken. Or is it that we struggle to manage mental health symptoms and we become emotionally deregulated and filled with shame? Maybe you think that you have gone to far and there is no hope for you. You are not alone. I have helped countless people with stories like these and many more. What ever it is that is holding you back, I can help.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I strive to create a warm, welcoming and safe environment that is free of judgment and full of possibilities. My path to becoming a helping professional is filled with years of life experience, overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles which makes my approach to therapy unique.
Reaching out for help is never easy at first but once you are engaged in services it gets easier. You may not know it at this time but you are resilient and full of strengths. Let me help you create a life full of meaning as you overcome any obstacle you are facing. Give me a call to get started. You will be so glad you did.



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Authentic Life

224 West Maple Avenue
Independence, MO 64050 US


Office is ADA Accessible

Licensed to see clients in

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Kids & Tweens (5-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Families
  • Parents & Caregivers


  • English

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