Laura Placek

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About Me

I am a board certified and dual licensed counselor, providing over 20 years of Forensic, Behavioral, and Addiction counseling services. I believe in motivating and encouraging awareness through respect, integrity, person centered and strength-based approaches. I meet you where you are in life and where you are in your relationships. My goal is to help you to identify paths to achieve personal goals, recovery, and regain life balance. I offer a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with an interactive conversational style.
My philosophies are rooted in cognitive behavioral and solution focused approaches including emotionally focused therapy to aid couples in restoring emotional balance to their partnerships. I hold multiple specialty training and certifications to offer several evidence based services to best meet your needs. I have specialty working with couples who are LGBTQ, divorcing, have histories of domestic violence, or who are co parenting and/or engaged in a collaborative divorce.
If you are contemplating support, reach out and let's discuss ways for you to accomplish your goals.
I applaud and welcome you on your path toward health and wellness and I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #C4778 (Expires: 2022-02-28)

LPC #6318-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Written by R.O. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Thoughtful, kind, professional

Written by A.U. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Laura is creative in problem solving, cuts to the chase and is warm and intelligent.

Written by D.X. on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

It's uplifting to talk with Laura. Both my spouse and I feel totally at ease telling Laura things we would never share with another living soul. Within the first five minutes of our first meeting we both felt that. Laura has suggested things from both ends of the spectrum for the problem I am dealing with. From radical to medication. She is a no nonsense person and I appreciate that she gets straight to the point.

Written by N.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Laura has been very helpful. She is direct and honest, and works to remain neutral in our couples sessions. I feel validated and challenged appropriately and safely. I will continue to see Laura to grow and increase my tools to build relationships in a healthy way.