Laura Whitson, MFT

Laura Whitson, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapy  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 68
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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Laura Whitson

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Laura Whitson's bio

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."
Read Less

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.


  • 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

Laura Whitson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Laura Whitson does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Laura Whitson and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Laura Whitson's Reviews

Be the first to leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Laura Whitson?
(Select your rating)

Leave a review

How was your experience with Laura Whitson?