Laura Whitson, MFT

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Marriage & Family Therapy | Female

Laura Whitson, MFT
For 20 years I have worked with children and youth who are trying to make sense of their world, and the adults that support them. They are often confused, frightened, angry or sad. I believe the parent/child relationship can be the source of healing. I work with families to resolve confusion, address underlying fears and cultivate the supportive, trusting and loving relationship that both need. With youth transitioning into adulthood, I work to strengthen their ability to deal with anxiety and depression when facing a demanding and complicated world. Understanding the effects of traumatic experiences on the developing brain has helped parents increase compassion, and clients increase self-compassion. I bring this perspective into my work, with all ages, along with a variety of modalities for resolving the hurt caused by traumatic experiences. EMDR, art therapy, play therapy, CBT, DBT and family therapy are some of the techniques I use in my practice, as well as providing parent education. I respect each adult and child's individual situation and experience, and work with my clients to find the approach that works best for them.

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Laura A Whitson LMFT, Soquel, CA5905 Soquel Dr Ste 600
Soquel, CA 95073
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For 20 years I have worked with children and youth who are trying to make sense of their world, and the adults that support them. They are often confused, frightened, angry or sad. I believe the parent/child relationship can be the source of healing. I work with families to resolve confusion, address underlying fears and cultivate the supportive, trusting and loving relationship that both need.

With youth transitioning into adulthood, I work to strengthen their ability to deal with anxiety and depression when facing a demanding and complicated world.

Understanding the effects of traumatic experiences on the developing brain has helped parents increase compassion, and clients increase self-compassion. I bring this perspective into my work, with all ages, along with a variety of modalities for resolving the hurt caused by traumatic experiences. EMDR, art therapy, play therapy, CBT, DBT and family therapy are some of the techniques I use in my practice, as well as providing parent education. I respect each adult and child's individual situation and experience, and work with my clients to find the approach that works best for them.

Laura Whitson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Marriage & Family Therapy
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

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Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Panic Attack
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress

Education

  • Medical School
    Notre Dame De Namur University

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    County Of Santa Cruz Children's Mental Health

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Other Education
    Emdr Institute

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Affect Disorders
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Women's Counseling

Procedures Performed

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management