Welcome!

You deserve to feel better and counseling can help.

There are a variety of reasons women and couples start therapy with me:  to improve communication, to reduce conflict, to understand and change unhealthy patterns, to better manage anxiety or depression, to increase life satisfaction, and so many more…

Whatever your reason for reaching out, I applaud you for doing it!

In therapy, with a compassionate and non-judgmental stance, we will work together to better understand your pain, frustration or struggles and identify the parts of your life or relationship you want to makes changes or improve upon. We will spend time looking closely at what is working well in your life and build off of your unique and inherent strengths as an individual or couple, in order to make the positive changes you long for.

Again, I applaud your decision to take this first step! Contact me through my contact page here on this website, or through email at laurie@lauriearnoldlmft.com, phone call or text at (720) 460-0501 – whichever method you are most comfortable with – and we will talk about what you are looking for and how counseling might be able to help!

 

About

cropped-headshotlinkedin.jpgHello!  I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist here in my beautiful home state of Colorado, where I live with my husband, daughter and our goofy golden doodle, Macaroni.

I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University in 2004 and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado in 2001.

For more than 12 years I have been providing compassionate and strengths based therapy for individuals, couples and families who are hoping to make changes in their lives and relationships.

I have extensive experience supporting clients in navigating through painful and difficult periods of life. My desire is to help clients address the areas of their lives that are causing disappointment or dissatisfaction and make needed changes  in those areas.  I work primarily with clients who express a desire to improve their relationships or to change addictive or destructive thoughts and behavior patterns in order to achieve increased joy, peace and satisfaction for themselves and their loved ones.

My work as a therapist is driven by my belief that every person has inherent strengths and the best way to achieve the goals you set for yourself in therapy and in life is to build off of these strengths.  I take a non-judgmental and hopeful stance in therapy, recognizing that we are all doing the best we can with what we have, but once we know better we can also do better.

Previous clients have said this about working with me in therapy:

“Working with Laurie is the first time I felt like someone really understood the problems we were facing as a couple.”

“Laurie helped me to be more compassionate with myself and recognize my own strengths rather than continuing to beat myself up.”

 

Contact

For more information about starting individual or couples counseling, or to schedule an appointment, please complete this contact form, I will respond within 3 hours during business hours!

 

FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect in therapy?

In therapy, we will meet for 50 minute sessions to work towards the goals we have identified for yourself and/or relationship.  This work requires collaboration between us.  I will work hard to help you make sense of your challenges, to support you in identifying opportunities for change, and to provide you with new strategies to make progress towards your goals.  In order for me to help you, I will need you to be willing to share openly, to contribute honestly, to be invested in the work, to attempt to implement strategies we agree upon outside of therapy and to be open to feedback.

In order for therapy to work for you, you must be an active participant in the process!

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a therapist. Information is not shared without written permission. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
  • If a client is a threat to National Security.  The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

I also have a “no secrets” clause when working with couples in therapy.  If you share a secret with me that I believe creates a barrier to achieving the goals you have identified for couples therapy, I will work with you to share that information in therapy with your partner, but if you ultimately chose not to share then I will discontinue therapy.

Can I use my insurance? How does insurance work?

I do not accept insurance. I am able to provide you with a receipt and any necessary paperwork if you choose to submit claims to your insurance provider for seeing me as an Out of Network Provider.

I recommend contacting your insurance provider to ask about Out of Network reimbursement options with your plan.

What is the cost of therapy?

My fee is $120 for a 50 minute therapy session for both individuals and couples.

I accept cash, check, credit card or paypal.

Welcome!

You deserve to feel better and counseling can help.

There are a variety of reasons women and couples start therapy with me:  to improve communication, to reduce conflict, to understand and change unhealthy patterns, to better manage anxiety or depression, to increase life satisfaction, and so many more…

Whatever your reason for reaching out, I applaud you for doing it!

In therapy, with a compassionate and non-judgmental stance, we will work together to better understand your pain, frustration or struggles and identify the parts of your life or relationship you want to makes changes or improve upon. We will spend time looking closely at what is working well in your life and build off of your unique and inherent strengths as an individual or couple, in order to make the positive changes you long for.

Again, I applaud your decision to take this first step! Contact me through my contact page here on this website, or through email at laurie@lauriearnoldlmft.com, phone call or text at (720) 460-0501 – whichever method you are most comfortable with – and we will talk about what you are looking for and how counseling might be able to help!