Laura HoffmanLPC

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

Throughout our work together, our shared mission is to achieve your goals that bring you to counseling. Starting in the first session, we will spend time discussing where you want to be at the end of counseling: how do you want things to look in your life? How do you want to feel? How do you want your thoughts to sound? As we work to discover and move toward your goals, we will spend sessions reflecting on barriers and challenges to doing so. I encourage at-home activities to implement outside of session that propel your growth and improvement in the areas most important to you. As we evaluate ending counseling, we will revisit and highlight your goals, and discuss what lifelong growth looks like for you, in and out of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

For individual clients, I primarily utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, from a strengths-based perspective. This means that we will spend time exploring your thoughts and feelings, practicing emotional identification and regulation, taking steps towards your values and goals, and addressing negative thought patterns that interfere with doing so. For premarital and marital clients, I utilize the Gottman Method to help couples achieve deeper, more intimate, and more enriched relationships. I also use this approach to help couples repair from significant relationship stressors such as infidelity or severe marital discord.

Specialties

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Family issues

Coping Skills

Couples

General Expertise

Depression

Self-Esteem

Mood disorders

Spirituality & religion based issues

Women's issues

Peer Relationships

School Issues

In-Network Insurance

Cigna EAP

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Licensure

PA, LPC, PC012935