Last edited 05/05/2023
Laura Geftman LCSW
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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?
When times are tough, it’s important to have the right support to nurture hope, focus on strength, and harness the power of uncertainty. You can stop just surviving and start living again. Together we can co-create space to explore the darkness & the light, and find your way through it. We will tailor an approach that best supports your intentions, needs, and goals. You will become more aware of your core beliefs and better understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You’ll find our work challenging but also profoundly supportive to discover insight, self-acceptance, and freedom. As your therapist, my goal is to build a trusting relationship as your advocate and counselor supporting your inner strength & self-awareness to help you embrace change with heart and without judgment. I will strive to make you feel seen, heard, understood, and inspired to connect with yourself, others, and the world around you. Utilizing telehealth, I’ll meet you where you are. I have been safely and conveniently offering coaching and therapy online since 2013. I am happy to provide monthly superbills for out-of-network benefits for any insurance company's panel. If you need more information about using your out-of-network benefits, I invite you to review my website. On the FAQ page, be sure to read the answer to "Do you accept insurance?" or contact me directly.
How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?
I'm committed to providing holistic care to my clients. I believe in taking a comprehensive approach to health, considering all aspects of a person's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The best way to achieve this is to collaborate with other providers who have different areas of expertise. I am happy to collaborate with other providers, such as medical professionals, nutritionists, physical therapists, and another other provider you might ask me to coordinate with to create a care plan that is tailored to your needs. I believe that this type of collaboration is essential for providing the best possible care to improving their quality of life. * Please note- This can and will only happen with your written permission.
What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?
Psychedelics and cannabis have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the potential of these substances to treat mental health conditions. Psychedelics, such as psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA, have shown promise in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addiction. Cannabis has also shown some promise in treating PTSD, anxiety, and depression. As more research is conducted, we will learn more about the potential of psychedelics and cannabis to treat mental health conditions. These substances have the potential to revolutionize the way we treat mental health, and they could help millions of people around the world live better lives. The evolution of the mental health landscape is an exciting time for people with mental health conditions. With new treatment options, more research, and changing attitudes, we are closer than ever to finding effective and lasting mental health treatments.
Sexuality Based Issues
College & graduate student issues
|Marriage & Couples Counseling||$250|
Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Training / Certifications
CME Resource, Medical Marijuana and Other Cannabinoids, July 2018
CME Resource, Cannabis and Cannabis Use Disorders, July 2018
Elements Behavioral Health, An Introduction to Positive Recovery, May 2015
Promises Austin, Holistic Trauma and Recovery Treatment, April 2015
The Narrative Institute, Resolving Trauma Without Drama, April 2015
Elements Behavioral Health, The Relationship of Trauma to Intimacy, Addictions & Mood Disorders, Feb 2015
The Recovery Ranch, Trauma and Recovery Inpatient Treatment, October 2014
Harvard University, Treating Young Adults: Challenges from Late Adolescents to Early Adulthood, April 2013
- Pennsylvania, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CW017486
Bryn Mawr College, Master of Social Work, Clinical Social Work Practice, 2008
Child and Family Well-Being Interdisciplinary Specialization Thesis- Theories Applied to Couples Therapy: A Closer Look at Relationships
Boston University, Bachelor of Science, Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations & Psychology Minor, 1996
Laura Geftman, LCSW is an accomplished psychotherapist, international speaker, healthcare marketer, and content producer who brings a unique blend of experience in healthcare, education, and marketing to every client with whom she connects. Laura began her career producing advertising at some of New York’s most notable agencies including Young & Rubicam and McCann Erickson. She worked on high-profile accounts such as Coca-Cola, Lowe’s, Mastercard, and Microsoft. Called to service, Laura returned to graduate school to pursue social work. She has excelled in providing mental health therapy, program development, and healthcare marketing. Laura specializes in professional development, supporting emerging adults, LGBTQ, and addiction/recovery communities, and treating anxiety, depression, relationships, addiction, and trauma. Laura has been providing therapy services since 2006 and offering coaching and therapy online since 2013. It wasn’t until Laura was offered an opportunity to consult for a cannabis company that she became more interested in discovering the benefits of psychedelics than continuing to struggle to support patients amidst the opioid crisis. Since her re-education, she has consulted for various cannabis and hemp companies in product development, content creation, event planning, and digital marketing. Subsequently, Laura also founded The Calm, Cool & Collected, an educational resource about the safe and ethical use of cannabis and hemp for mental health conditions. Laura’s passion lies in supporting individuals to best understand the benefits and risks in treating with cannabis and hemp. Laura is an international speaker having presented for the Advatera, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, Rutgers University, and Elementa. She has also provided commentary for various media sources including Entrepreneur, BuzzFeed, Parade, Lift & Co., and more. Laura received a Master in Social Service from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and a Bachelor of Science from Boston University College of Communications. Laura currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She's been awarded the title of “Best Dog Aunt Ever” by more than a few owners. She loves experimenting with food, and she’s getting better at cooking every meal, every day. In her free time, Laura enjoys traveling, kayaking, roller skating, tennis, and art.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laura Geftman, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Laura Geftman, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Laura Geftman accepting new clients?
Yes, Laura Geftman is accepting new clients for online therapy in Pennsylvania.
Does Laura Geftman accept insurance?
Yes, Laura Geftman accepts insurance, including N/A.
What types of therapy does Laura Geftman offer?
Laura Geftman offers therapy for couples and individuals.
Does Laura Geftman offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Pennsylvania can book Laura Geftman for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Laura Geftman offer online therapy?
Yes, Laura Geftman offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Pennsylvania.
How quickly can I see Laura Geftman?
Laura Geftman typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Laura Geftman speak?
Laura Geftman conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Laura Geftman online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Laura Geftman online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.