Laura Whitson, MFT

Laura Whitson, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapy  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 68
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Laura Whitson, MFT is a marriage & family therapist in Soquel, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Notre Dame De Namur University in 1995 and specializes in marriage & family therapy, adult psychology, and more.Read her story

5905 Soquel Dr Ste 600

Soquel, CA 95073

Contact Information

(831) 359-3620

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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This content was provided by Laura Whitson "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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13  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Laura Whitson does not have any board certifications listed.

11  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Wisconsin, Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Notre Dame De Namur University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • County Of Santa Cruz Children's Mental Health
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Emdr Institute
    Other Education | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Laura Whitson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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