Laura A Schulz, M.A., LPC
I provide therapy services for individuals and couples. My style is warm, engaging, and interactive. I have a deep respect for personal struggles. I also believe in the process of therapy, based on both my personal experiences with it and my years of helping people to change and flourish.
Things you need to know about me:
I work collaboratively with you, in a back and forth conversational way, to ensure that healing comes from within you, in your own unique way.
I help you discover your strengths as well as help you explore your vulnerabilities.
I am highly trained and very experienced in working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, attachment and trauma.
I can provide tools to help you get to where you want to go.
I aim for deep, lasting resolution of problems, not just temporary relief.
I love my work, and regard it as a privilege.
I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified infant/early childhood/family clinician, and I have been in private practice since 2005. I began my counseling career at the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center counseling victims of sexual and physical abuse.
I am trained in a variety of approaches to psychotherapy, which I use in a very integrated way, designed to suit each client's unique needs.
I am trained in EMDR therapy, an excellent "power tool" for reaching and resolving trauma. I work with EMDR in an attachment-focused, relational way. I am a member of EMDRIA.
I am extensively trained in Sandtray Therapy and have been working in this modality for over 10 years. Sandtray Therapy is a gentle process for understanding the self and resolving trauma, and is a very effective modality.
In addition to my work as a therapist:
I worked for two state funded grants-one as the Project Coordinator for a Domestic Violence Project in Prescott Valley and the other as Regional Supervisor for First Things First-Smart Support.
I have taught psychology, sociology and human services for several university programs.
I have facilitated many trainings for special education law, life skills for special needs children, the effects of trauma and abuse and infant mental health.
Prior to becoming a counselor:
I worked for over 10 years, in the field of Occupational Therapy assisting special needs children, 0-21 years of age. I also worked as a developmental specialist assessing and working with infants 0-3 and their families.
Post Graduate Certificate Infant Mental Health, Harris Institute 2006
M.A. Counseling and Psychology, Prescott College. 2005
B.A. Applied Science, Arizona State University, 2002
A.A. Applied Science-Occupational Therapy, Apollo College, 1996
Feeling better is possible.
If you'd like to get started, give me a call at 928 899 0882, On the phone, you may ask me any questions you might have and we can explore if we'd be a good match. If you're interested in finding out more, call anytime, I'm here for you.