Laura Moore Counseling Services LLC
Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Life Challenges
Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
New Patients Welcome
By appointment only
Tele-therapy - from the convenience of your computer or phone
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Laura Moore, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Through 20 years of experience I have worked in a variety of settings and feel each has given me a wealth of knowledge and insight that allows me to provide you with expert care. I love being able to help individuals with difficult times in their lives. Though we often cannot change the events that are happening we can work together to change how you experience them and increase your resilience to become a stronger version of yourself. Contact me today to start moving your life towards your goals.
I am a Board Certified Therapist with an MSeD from Duquesne University. I am a member in good standing with the American Counseling Association.
I continue to learn and expand my skills and am able to offer EMDR therapy to my clients.
What To Expect At Your First Visit
We will spend some time getting to know each other and building trust. Our appointment is a judgement free, safe space to talk about and feel anything that comes up. We will work together to develop a plan to help you reach your goals. I am happy to answer any questions you may have whether you have been in therapy before or this is your first appointment. My goal is to help you feel comfortable to explore the issues you have come to work through.
In our therapy sessions, we’ll work together to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. Therapy will help you see new possibilities and skills helping you through life's journey. I’m confident you’ll find personalized individual therapy beneficial and inspirational. We will use cognitive behavioral therapy as a starting place to help you look at situations differently and learn the control you have in how you think and respond to events. We can not control other people, but you can control how you react to them.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. This process involves communication between the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippocampus (which assists with learning, including memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behavior and emotion). While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, they may not be processed without help. Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved.” Quoted from the EMDRIA website
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