Laurie Carrera, MSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker


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Counseling for Children, Adolescents and Individuals

Specializing in treatment for anxiety.

My Areas of Expertise

I enjoy helping individuals to explore who they truly are, and how to reach their full potential. I work well with clients looking to address challenges related to difficult transitions, job and school stressors, and relationship and communication issues. I focus on supporting individuals as they discover news ways of navigating this complicated thing we call life.

My Experience

I have experience working with children, adolescents, families and individuals in a variety of settings, including school systems, residential programs, mental health agencies and adventure-based learning environments. I have been in private practice since 2013.    

I realize how difficult it can be for parents to know how to provide the support that their children need throughout the various ages and stages of life. I offer consultation to parents who are looking for new ways to understand and interact with their child who has anxiety.

My Approach

I believe that counseling is a unique experience for everyone and, therefore, I rely on a variety of approaches. I utilize strength-based strategies, teach cognitive behavioral techniques and use a psycho-educational approach in order to help people achieve positive interpersonal change. I believe in the healing power of tuning into the mind-body connection. Therefore, I strive to help my clients better understand how to manage psychosomatic symptoms or chronic pain. 

My Goal

It is my hope that the individuals and families whom I have the opportunity to work with recognize that they are courageous for engaging in counseling. It is a life experience that I hope each person will benefit from for the years to come!

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

I look forward to hearing from you!

I accept Cigna Insurance.

I also have a sliding scale option for self-paying clients.

Online Counseling

I am able to provide online counseling for those requesting such. This has been successful with many screen savvy people. This option offers the convenience of flexible hours and location. A private space with a good internet connection is required. I use a HIPAA compliant and secure telemedicine site. Prior to accepting new online clients I will assess the individual's treatment needs in order to determine the appropriateness of counseling online. 

Carrera Counseling, P.L.L.C